LINGUIST List 27.831

Mon Feb 15 2016

Calls: Sociolinguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 14-Feb-2016
From: Andreas Gavrielatos <>
Subject: American Name Society
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Full Title: American Name Society
Short Title: ANS

Date: 05-Jan-2017 - 08-Jan-2017
Location: Philadelphia, USA
Contact Person: Andreas Gavrielatos
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 25-Mar-2016

Meeting Description:

The American Name Society invites proposals for a panel under the theme of “Names and Multilingualism.” Multilingual and multicultural communities have been developed since the ancient world. The linguistic and cultural contacts within these communities have attracted the interest of a broad range of disciplines, where in some cases different strands have emerged. Personal as well as place names (i.e. anthroponymy and toponymy respectively), mirror the interactions and the subsequent changes in those communities, thus modern scholarship often emphasizes their significance.

Call for Papers:

for the ANS panel at
Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention
5-8 January 2017

We encourage submissions pertaining to this topic from diverse perspectives, drawing evidence from literature, material culture, oral tradition, etc. of any period or area. Papers may deal with any aspect of naming, e.g., personal names, place names, corporate or trade names, name theory, etc.

Proposals should include a title and abstract up to 350 words.

Proposals should be sent via email attachment (PDF format) to Andreas Gavrielatos ( with “MLA proposal” in the subject line. Please, include the Title, Name of Speaker, Affiliation and email address in the body of the email and NOT in the abstract.

Proposals must be received by 5 pm GMT on 13 March 2016. Proposers will be notified of results soon thereafter, following blind review of proposals.

Panelists must be members of both MLA and ANS in order to present.

For questions, please contact Andreas Gavrielatos:

Dr Andreas Gavrielatos
ANS E.M. - Allied Conference Coordinator
Teaching Fellow in Latin
School of History, Classics, and Archaeology
William Robertson Wing, Rm 1.11
The University of Edinburgh
Teviot Place
Edinburgh EH8 9AG
Tel: 0131 650 3581

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