First Call for Papers: ANS at LSA 2006

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), American Dialect Society (ADS), and other allied, professional organizations in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, January 5-8, 2006.

Papers on any area of onomastics are appropriate, and a pr?cis of not more than 500 words, along with a 100-word abstract for publication in the LSA program, should be submitted as soon as convenient but not later than August 15, 2005. In the précis, the subject of the paper should be should stated in a simple, topic sentence, which is then effectively supported by substantiating information and specific examples.

Proposals for panel discussions, suggestions for distinguished speakers, and/or other types of proposals are due by August 1, 2005. Although the preferred mode of transmission for both the précis and accompanying abstracts, as well as proposals, is by an introductory e-mail with attachment sent to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), they may also be sent by surface mail addressed to: P. A. Ord
414 High Earls Road
Westminster, MD 21158-3710 All abstracts will be evaluated anonymously, and their authors will be notified by September 1, 2005, or as soon as possible thereafter. The abstracts for papers that are accepted will be published in the LSA Meeting Handbook. Biographical information for each participant, which will be requested at the time a paper is accepted, will be provided in an abbreviated ANS program. Please note: Membership in ANS is a requirement of all presenters, who are also expected to pay the LSA conference registration fee. This fee allows one access to all LSA, ADS, and other allied organization sessions, as well as the book exhibits, and makes one eligible for the reduced hotel rate of $92.00/night, double or single. Presenters will also be expected to pay an additional, incidental registration fee to ANS, to cover expenses for any items not provided by LSA. Further information concerning the Linguistic Society of America and the 2006 LSA meeting in Albuquerque may be obtained from the LSA homepage at Additional information about the American Name Society may be accessed at