ANS 2011 Annual Meeting, January 6-9, 2011, Pittsburgh, PA

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American Name Society
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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 and program suggestions for its annual meeting to be held in conjunction with the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), the American Dialect Society (ADS), and other allied, professional organizations. The 2011 meeting will be at the Hilton Pittsburgh, January 6-9, 2011.

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 both the LSA and ANS meeting programs, should be submitted as soon as convenient but no later than August 15, 2010. 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. (Contact for surface mail instructions, if necessary.) Members and other interested parties who will need additional time to secure international payments and plan for travel to the United States are urged to submit their précis and abstracts as soon as possible to be able to make the necessary arrangements to be present in January.

All précis will be evaluated anonymously, and their authors will be notified on or before September 15, 2010. The abstracts for papers that are accepted will be published in the LSA Meeting Handbook. Abstracts and biographical information for each participant, which will be requested at the time the proposal is accepted, will be printed in an abbreviated ANS program.

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, ADS, 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 for presentation must be read by their author or co-author. In the event that authors are unable to attend the meeting, papers will not be presented or read by third parties.

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 2011 annual meeting, including all fees, will be available on the ANS website by late summer.