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BARAHONA NOVOA, Alberto. Dialectology and toponimy in the work of Flor Garita Hernández. Káñina [online]. 2019, vol.43, n.3, pp.19-37. ISSN 2215-2636.

This article reviews the studies on Costa Rican toponymy published by Flor Garita Hernández. The trends in the nomination procedures for geographic features, towns, mountains, rivers, coasts and streets in Costa Rica are presented. The importance of the classificatory system devised by Hernández to systematize the toponymic studies is highlighted. On the other hand, the contributions of his investigations for the knowledge of the Hispanic dialectal variety of Costa Rica are highlighted.

Keywords : Toponymy; linguistic geography; dialectology; Costa Rican Spanish; Garita Hernández.

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