LINGUIST List 15.721

Sat Feb 28 2004

Calls: Applied Ling/USA

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  1. lawson, American Name Society at Linguistic Society of America

Message 1: American Name Society at Linguistic Society of America

Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 21:23:43 -0500 (EST)
From: lawson <>
Subject: American Name Society at Linguistic Society of America

American Name Society at Linguistic Society of America 
Short Title: ANS at LSA 

Date: 06-Jan-2005 - 09-Jan-2005
Location: San Francisco, United States of America
Contact: Ed Lawson
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Applied Linguistics ,General Linguistics
,Phonetics ,Psycholinguistics ,Sociolinguistics ,Lexicography 

Subject Language: English 

Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2005 

Meeting Description:

The American Name Society was founded in 1951 for the study of
onomastics, the science of names. It is interdisciplinary and its
members are drawn from many disciplines including linguistics,
geography, literature, history, and anthropology as well as
representatives from government agencies, industry, professional
writers, and private individuals. Major areas of onomastics are:
personal, place, and literary names, commercial (including) brand
names. At the January, 2004 meeting held in Boston, there were 23
papers presented by speakers from the United States and seven other
countries. Speakers included Stanley Lieberson (Harvard University),
Aaron Demsky (Bar-Ilan University), Patrick Hanks (Dictionary of
American Family Names), Ken Tucker (Carleton University), and Ronald
R. Butters (Duke University). The American Name Society (ANS)invites
abstracts for papers and programs for ANS sessions to be held in
conjunction with the Linguistic Society of America, the American
Dialect Society, and other organizations in San Francisco, 6-9 January
2005. The preferred mode of transmission of abstracts or proposals is
by email or email attachment sent to:

Abstracts sent by postal mail are acceptable and should be addressed
to: Edwin D. Lawson, 23 Westerly Drive, Fredonia, NY 14063.

Abstracts on any area of onomastics are appropriate. Abstracts of
15-200 words should be sent as soon as convenient but not later than 1
September, 2004. Proposals for panel discussions, nominations for
distinguished speakers or other types of proposal are due by August 1.
All abstracts will be evaluated anonymously and senders will be
notified by 15 September or as soon as possible after that date.

Membership in the American Name Society is a requirement for
acceptance of a paper.

If a paper is accepted for ANS, the abstract will be published in the
LSA meeting handbook as well as the ANS program. For further
information on ANS, go to
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