LINGUIST List 29.2981

Sat Jul 21 2018

Calls: Anthro Ling, Disc Analysis, Lexicography, Socioling, Text/Corpus Ling/USA

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Date: 21-Jul-2018
From: Dr. I. M. Nick <>
Subject: American Name Society
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Full Title: American Name Society
Short Title: ANS

Date: 03-Jan-2019 - 06-Jan-2019
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contact Person: Dr. I. M. Nick
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Lexicography; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Aug-2018

Meeting Description:

The American Name Society will be holding its 2019 annual conference in conjunction with the Linguistic Society of America in New York, NY. Abstracts in any area of onomastic research are warmly welcome.

Call for Papers:

The ANS is currently inviting abstract submissions for this special panel on Names, Naming, Gender, Sex, and Sexual Orientation at the 2019 annual conference, which will be to be held in conjunction with the Linguistic Society of America.

Although all topics within the theme are welcomed, papers dealing with the following questions are of particular interest: 1) general naming trends and controversies within the LGBT community; 2) official naming policies and laws for the designation of gender, sex, and sexual orientation; 3) considerations around name selection and name changes for trans people; 4) the intersection of gender, power, and naming for LGBT people trends and naming for LGBT people.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is August 15, 2018. To submit a proposal, simply send in a 350-word abstract (excluding references), a 100-word shortened version, and a 80-word biographical sketch in prose. Please email these materials to Dr. I. M. Nick using the following address: ( For organizational purposes, please be sure to include the phrase “ANS-Gender 2019” in the subject line of your email. All proposals will be subject to independent blind review. Official notifications of proposal acceptances will be sent on or before October 1, 2018. All authors whose papers have been accepted must be current members of both the ANS and the Linguistic Society of America. Please feel free to contact Dr. I. M. Nick ( or Ms. Laurel Sutton ( should have you any questions or concerns.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

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