LOCAL PLACE NAMES AS A PART OF LANDSCAPE MEMORY (CASE STUDY FROM HANÁ REGION, CZECH REPUBLIC)

  • Ivo Machar University Palacky in Olomouc, Faculty of Education, Department of Biology, Czech Republic
Keywords: ethnographic region of Haná, landscape memory, place names in the landscape, primary school pupils, questionnaire survey, regional identity

Abstract

Local place names in the landscape represent an important part of the spiritual component of the landscape memory and form an essential part of the intangible traditional folk culture on the local scale. This paper presents the research results regarding the level of knowledge of the landscape place names in the Haná region (Czech Republic) in children belonging to the age group of primary school pupils. It was revealed by the method of questionnaire survey that the majority of pupils in rural schools in Haná do not currently know  the specific local names in the landscape. In the investigated sample of respondents, we found a statistically significant correlation between the knowledge of local names and active use of the Haná dialect. At present, a large share in maintaining the knowledge of landscape local names can be attributed to local and regional  social activities aimed at conservation of the traditions of folk culture and at maintaining the relationship of  the young generation to the landscape.

Published
2014-05-19
How to Cite
Machar, I. (2014). LOCAL PLACE NAMES AS A PART OF LANDSCAPE MEMORY (CASE STUDY FROM HANÁ REGION, CZECH REPUBLIC). AUC Geographica, 49(1), 61-69. Retrieved from http://aucgeographica.cz/index.php/aucg/article/view/117
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Original Articles