CFP: [General] American Name Society Annual Meeting

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Kemp Williams
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The American Name Society (ANS), a professional organization devoted to
the study of names and their role in society, invites précis and
abstracts for papers for its annual meeting to be held in conjunction
with the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) and other allied,
professional organizations.

Papers in any area of onomastics are appropriate, and a précis of not
more than 500 words, along with a 100-word abstract for publication in
both the LSA and ANS meeting programs, should be submitted no later than
August 15, 2009. In the précis, the subject of the proposed paper should
be stated in a simple, topic sentence, which is then effectively
supported by substantiating information and specific examples.

The preferred mode of transmission, for both the précis and accompanying
abstract, is by an introductory e-mail with attachment sent to with “ANS Proposal” in the subject line. All précis
will be evaluated anonymously, and authors will be notified by September
1, 2009.

Membership in ANS is a requirement of all presenters, who must also pay
the LSA conference registration fee. This fee allows one access to all
LSA and other allied organizations’ sessions, the plenary sessions, the
book exhibits, and the job placement service. It also makes one eligible
for a reduced rate at the conference hotel. Presenters will also be
expected to pay an additional, incidental registration fee to ANS to
cover expenses for any items not provided by LSA. Papers that are
accepted must be read by their author. If the author is unable to attend
the meeting, the paper will not be presented or read by another

Further information concerning the Linguistic Society of America may be
obtained from the LSA homepage at Additional information
about the American Name Society may be accessed at Complete information regarding the 2010
annual meeting, including all fees, will be available on the ANS website
by late summer.

American Name Society Emerging Scholar Award (ANSESA)

        In 2007 the American Name Society established the ANS Emerging
Scholar Award, in the amount of $250, to be awarded to the undergraduate
or graduate student who submits the best paper that is accepted for
presentation at the annual meeting. In addition to the cash prize, the
student will also receive a two-year membership in ANS, as well as
assistance in preparing the paper for publication. To receive complete
information and instructions for submission, write the ANS first vice
president at

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