The American Name Society was founded in 1951 to promote onomastics, the study of names and naming practices, both in the United States and abroad. It is a non-profit organization that seeks to find out what really is in a name, and to investigate cultural insights, settlement history, and linguistic characteristics revealed in names.

Focusing on the understanding of names in all forms, the Society provides members with several vehicles for the discussion and publication of onomastic theory, views and concepts:

* an annual meeting
* regional meetings
* NAMES: A Journal of Onomastics
* the ANS Bulletin
* the ANS-L email discussion listserve
* the Ehrensperger Report

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 Names: A Journal of Onomastics welcomes original contributions that match the aims and scope of the journal on the understanding that their contents have not previously been published or are currently submitted for publication elsewhere.  All submissions will be sent to independent referees.

See the Tables of Contents for Names at: http://www.maneyonline.com/nam

 

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by Thomas Gasque

 

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Portland, OR
January 8-11, 2015


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*** The Society meets once a year in a major city where members participate in paper presentations, panel discussions, and other activities.

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Vancouver, British Columbia
January 8-11, 2015



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