Call for Papers: Research in Corpus Linguistics journal

A call for papers has been released for a special issue on Research in Corpus Linguistics for the peer-reviewed journal of the Spanish Association for Corpus Linguistics, AELINCO. Scholars working within the areas of computational linguistics, typology, and lexicology are encouraged to send in their contributions by January 20, 2019. Submissions should be sent to the editor of the special issue, Dr Ignacio Rodríguez (Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, México) via email:

In particular, previously unpublished research articles and book reviews are invited which address one or more of the following topics: corpus design, compilation and typology; discourse, literary analysis and corpora; corpus-based grammatical studies; corpus-based lexicology and lexicography; corpora, contrastive studies and translation; corpus and linguistic variation; corpus-based computational linguistics; corpora, language acquisition and teaching; and special uses of corpus linguistics.  

Author guidelines can be found at the website.

Voprosy Onomastiki (Problems of Onomastics) publishes Vol. 15 (2018), Issue 2

The editorial board of the journal Voprosy Onomastiki (Problems of Onomastics) is pleased to inform you of the publication of Vol. 15 (2018), Issue 2. The issue is available on the journal’s website.


Mullonen, I. I. Phonetic Variants of the Ancient Toponymic Stem *Ylä- ‘Upper’ and Their Genesis in the Hydronymy of Karelia

Agapkina, T. A., Berezovich, E. L., Surikova, O. D. Toponyms in the Charms of the Russian North. II: Lands. Mountains. Islands. Cities

David, J. Toponymy in a Relocated City: the City of Most, Czech Republic

Litvina, A. F., Uspenskij, F. B. The Veneration of the Mother of God and Some Aspects of Naming Tradition in pre-Petrine Russia

Prósper, B. M. The Indo-European Personal Names of Pannonia, Noricum and Northern Italy: Comparative and Superlative Forms in Celtic, Venetic, and South-Picene

Golikova, D. M. Systemic Ties of Personal Names through the Lens of Their Lexical Derivatives

Bobrova, M. V. Somatisms in Modern Nicknames of the Perm Region

Issues in Applied Onomastics

Nikitina, T. G. The Urban Toponymic Space: “Cultural Layers” in Lexicographic Perspective

Ilyin, D. Yu., Sidorova, Е. G. Representation of Grammatical Information in a Regional Toponymic Gazetteer

Ruth, M. E., Klimenko, E. N. Unofficial Urbanonymy of Ekaterinburg: a Sociolinguistic Study

Bozhko, E. M., Illner, A. O., Korneeva, L. I. A Compromise Approach to Rendering Urban Place Names: the Case of Ekaterinburg

Dambuev, I. A. Revisiting the Standardization of the Use of the Letter ё in Russian Toponymy

Book Reviews

Shmeleva, T. V.
New Advances in the Study of Hydronymy. Review of the book: Vasilyev, V. L. Gidronimiia basseina reki Msty: svod nazvanii i analiz mikrosistem [The Hydronymy of the Msta River Basin: Nomenclature and Analysis of Microsystems]. Moscow: Izdatel’skii dom IaSK, 2017.

Suprun, V. I.
Slavic Railway Onomastics. Review of the book: Tomasik, P. Nazewnictwo kolejowe: na materiale języka polskiego, rosyjskiego i czeskiego [Railway Onomastics: Evidence from Polish, Russian, and Czech]. Bydgoszcz: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Kazimierza Wielkiego, 2016.


Popov S. A.
Founder of the Voronezh Onomastic School: On the 75th Anniversary of Professor Gennady Kovalev

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Voprosy Onomastiki (Problems of Onomastics) publishes Vol. 15 (2018), Issue 1

The editorial board of the journal Voprosy Onomastiki (Problems of Onomastics) is pleased to inform you of the publication of Vol. 15 (2018), Issue 1. The issue is available on the journal’s website.


Napolskikh, V. V. Ethno-Linguistic Situation in the Forest Zone of Eastern Europe in the First Centuries AD and the Data of Jordanes’ Getica

Dzitstsoity, Y. A. On the Relics of Scytho-Sarmato-Alanian Vocabulary in the Toponymy of Ossetia

Petrosyan, A. Y. Armenian Demons Called Kaj: Image and Name

Agapkina, T. A., Berezovich, E. L., Surikova, O. D. Toponyms in the Charms of the Russian North. I: Seas and Rivers

Toporkov, A. L. Proper Names in the 17th Century Olonets Codex of Verbal Charms

Fakuade, G., Williams, A., Nnaji, I., Odeigah, T. A Shift in Batonu Personal Naming Practices


Kvašytė, R. Theory and Practice of Rendering Foreign Proper Names into Lithuanian and Latvian

Butler, J. O. The Rocket’s Red Glaringly Apparent Intent: The Dazzling Effects of Firework Naming


Schaarschmidt, G. Some Good Reasons for Renaming Places, and Some not so Good Ones: a Cross-Cultural Sketch. In Honour of Canada’s 150th Birthday and the Year of Reconciliation

Book reviews

Parker, W.
Arthurian Toponymics: Folk Tradition or Antiquarian Invention? Review of the book: Lloyd, S. (2017). The Arthurian Place Names of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press

Sokolova, T. P.
The Problems of Urban Place Names Description. Review of the books: Shmeleva, T. V. (2014). Onomastikon rossiiskogo goroda [Onomasticon of a Russian City]. Saarbrücken: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing; Shmeleva, T. V. (2016). Novgorodskaya slovesnost: ucheb. posobie [Novgorod Philology: A Handbook]. Veliky Novgorod: Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State University

Golikova, D. M.
Proper Names and Named Entities Recognition in the Automatic Text Processing. Review of the book: Nouvel, D., Ehrmann, M., & Rosset, S. (2016). Named Entities for Computational Linguistics. London; Hoboken: ISTE Ltd; John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2016.


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Call for Papers: Hamsa: The Journal of Judaic and Islamic Studies

The editors of Hamsa: The Journal of Judaic and Islamic Studies are currently accepting proposals for its 5th volume on Muslims and Jews in Latin America. Submissions addressing the names and naming within this subject area are welcome. The main aim of the Hamsa Journal of Judaic and Islamic Studies is to create a virtual multi-disciplinary space in which all perspectives of the History, Language and Literature of Jews and Muslims can converge, as well as themes on Judaism and Islam in general. The deadline for submission is April 30, 2018. More details about the journal and the call are available here.

Voprosy Onomastiki (Problems of Onomastics) publishes Vol. 14 (2017), Issue 2

The editorial board of the journal Voprosy Onomastiki (Problems of Onomastics) is pleased to inform you of the publication of Vol. 14 (2017), Issue 2. The issue is available on the journal’s website.


Nikolaev, S. L. Etymology and Comparative Phonology of North Germanic Personal Names in the Primary Chronicle

Toporova, T. V. Proper Name as a Marker of a Cosmogonic Song

Krivoshchapova, J. A. Russian River Names: The Potential of Semantic Development (With Reference to Dialectal Vocabulary)

Brodsky, I. V. Anthroponyms in Finno-Permic Compound Plant Names

Feoktistova, L. A. Anthroponyms in Russian Appellative Names for Alcoholic Drinks (yerofeich, erokha, ivashko, ivanushko, etc.)

Madieva, G. B., Suprun, V. I. The System of Modern Russian Urbanonymic Terminology

Gridina, Т. А., Konovalova, N. I. Pen Name as a Form of a Journalist’s Self-Presentation in the Late 19th — Early 20th Centuries Russian Regional Press


Coates, R. Popular Books on English Place-Names — a Serious Issue in Onomastics

Lozić Knezović, K., Marasović-Alujević, M. Transonymization as Revitalization: Old Toponyms of Split

Book Reviews

Suprun, V. I.
Astrakhan’s Anthroponymy over Time. Review of the book: Kopylova, E. V. (2016). Imia i vremia: dva veka istorii imen astrakhantsev (1800–2000 gg.) [Name and Time: Two Centuries in the History of Astrakhan Citizens’ Names (1800–2000)]. Moscow: KnoRus; Astrakhan: Astrakhan University Press

Morgunova, О. V.
Folk Calendar of Czechs and Slovaks through the Lens of Language. Review of the book: Valentsova, M. M. (2016). Narodnyi kalendar chekhov i slovakov. Etnolingvisticheskii aspekt [The Folk Calendar of Czechs and Slovaks. An Ethnolinguistic Aspect]. Moscow: Indrik



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