ANS 2017

Thursday, January 5, 2017

3:00-6:00pm Executive Committee Meeting (Room 201)

Friday, January 6, 2017

Room 201

Conference Opening Address

8:45-9:00 Dorothy Dodge Robbins (Louisiana Tech University), Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00-10:30 Names, Naming, and Identity (Part 1)

CHAIR: Jason Chen (University of Florida)

9:00-9:30 Daniel Duncan (New York University). Understanding St. Louis’ love for Hoosier.
 Winner of the American Name Society Emerging Scholar Award

9:30-10:00 Ananda Muhammad (Iowa State University). 
Pakdaengang: A cultural identity of the Makassarese people

10:00-10:30 Reima Al-Jarf (King Saud University). The interchange of personal names in Muslim countries

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-12:00 Names, Naming, and Identity (Part II)

CHAIR: Mirko Casagranda (University of Calabria)

11:00-11:30 Lisa Abney and Lori LeBlanc (Northwestern State University). 
In-group and outsider use of identifiers in LGBTQ communities

11:30-12:00 Sharon Obasi (University of Nebraska- Kearney).
 Namesaking and family relationships

12:00-1:00 Names of the Year Selection (Room 201)

CHAIR: Cleveland Evans (Bellevue University)

1:00-2:00 Lunch Break

2:00-3:00 Keynote Speech I: Cognitive processes in name retrieval

CHAIR: Dorothy Dodge Robbins (Louisiana Tech University)

Dr. Zenzi M. Griffin (University of Texas at Austin)

3:00-3:30 Break

3:30-5:00 Naming, Branding, and Business

CHAIR: Luisa Caiazzo (University of Basilicata)

3:30-4:00 Jana Altmanova (University
L’Orientale – Naples) and Gabrielle LeTallec-Lloret (Paris University). 
Derivative brand names and lexical creativity: Morphological approach in French, English, and Italian

4:00-4:30 Mirko Casagranda (University of Calabria). 
Branding Brexit: A corpus-based critical discourse analysis

4:30-5:00 Patricia Lichtenstein; Samuel Spevack; and Stephanie Shih (University of California, Merced). Flout or follow? Word order rules in business name binomials.

Room 202

9:00-10:30 Names, Naming, and Literature (Part I)

CHAIR: Dorothy Dodge Robbins (Louisiana Tech University)

9:00-9:30 Ernest Rufleth (Louisiana Tech University).
 Name dropping and autobiographical incorporations in early modern verse

9:30-10:00 Juan Colomina-Almiñana (The University of Texas at Austin). The names of Ausiàs March

10:00-10:30 Olga Khotskina (Novosibirsk State University).
 Capitalization of personal names in Old English and Middle English tradition

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-12:00 Names, Naming, and Literature (Part II)

CHAIR: Rosamond Rodman (California State University, Northridge).

11:00-11:30 Dorothy Dodge Robbins (Louisiana Tech University). 
“You don’t say ‘Mr. Shakespeare’”: Forms of literary address in The Aspern Papers

11:30-12:00 Cole Gill (Vidalia Junior High School). The naming of Poe’s leading women and his obsession with Helen: An onomastic perspective

1:00-2:00 Lunch Break

3:00-3:30 Break

3:30-5:00 Names, Naming, and Literature (Part III)

CHAIR: Brad Wilcox (Brigham Young University).

3:30-4:00 Vanessa Lopez, Eva Nwokah, and Weldon Hardee (Our Lady of the Lake University). Semantic, semiotic, and sound-symbol meanings in the verbal play of Dav Pilkey’s humorous character naming

4:00-4:30 Amber Jurgensen (Louisiana Tech University). 
Gollum and Sméagol: Dual names, duel personalities

4:30-5:00 Brad Wilcox, Sharon Black, Bruce Brown, Wendy Baker-Smemoe, and Whitney Laycock (Brigham Young University).
 The connection between Tolkien’s character names and the languages on which they were based

5:00-6:15 Words of the Year Vote with the American Dialect Society in the JW Marriott Grand Ballroom Salons 1 & 2

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Room 201

9:00-10:30 Texas, Names, and Naming (Part I)

CHAIR: Edward Callary (Northern Illinois University)

9:00-9:30 Gene Rhea Tucker (Temple College). From Tejas to Texas: Mexicans, Anglos, and the battle of place names, to 1845

9:30-10:00 Scott Baird (Trinity University). 
Bexar County Texas water resources: A multilingual process of naming … and renaming

10:00-10:30 R.C. Rodman (California State University, Northridge). 
Creating Corpus Christi

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:15 Texas, Names, and Naming (Part II)

CHAIR: Edward Callary (Northern Illinois University)

10:45-11:15 Maryann Parada (California State University Bakersfield). The politics of pronunciation: Personal and place names in Texas media

11:15-11:45 Cleve Evans (Bellevue University). Billy, Jose, and T9C: How different are given names in Texas?

11:45-12:15 Edward Callary (Northern Illinois University).
 Texas, Tarpley, Names, Naming: A scientific summation and a personal dedication

12:15-1:30 Lunch Break

1:30 -2:30 Changing Names and Naming Change

CHAIR: Dorothy Dodge Robbins (Louisiana Tech University)

1:30.2:00 Natsuko Tsujimura (Indiana University). Changes in the nature of Japanese recipe names

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-4:15 Names, Naming, and Identity (Part III)

CHAIR: Cleveland Evans (Bellevue University)

2:45-3:15 Saundra Wright (California State University, Chico).
 The use of names in multilingual tutoring contexts

3:15-3:45 Katarzyna Aleksiejuk (University of Edinburgh).
 User names and the meaning of names: Evidence from conversation analysis

3:45- 4:15 Yi-An Chen (University of Florida). Name choices and preferences by Japanese international students in the U.S.

4:15-5:00 Break

5:00-6:00 ANS Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation

Room 202

9:00-10:30 Onomastics Beyond Academia (Part I)

CHAIR: Laurel Sutton (Catchword Branding)

9:00-9:30 Pamela Redmond Satran (
 Nameberry: Revolutionizing how and what parents name their babies

9:30-10:00 Kemp Williams (IBM Corporation). Computational onomastics in threat and fraud detection

10:00-10:30 Lisa Spira (Ethnic Technologies). Onomastic data skills

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:15 Onomastics Beyond Academia (Part II)

CHAIR: Laurel Sutton (Catchword Branding)

10:45-11:15 Laurel Sutton (Catchword Branding). Creating brand names for fun and profit

11:15-11:45 Jennifer Moss ( How the internet changed baby names (careers)

11:45-12:15 Deborah Walker (Linguistic Consultant).
 Product naming reviews: Evaluating names for global readiness

12:15-1:30 Lunch Break

1:30-2:30 Onomastics Beyond Academia (Part III)

CHAIR: Laurel Sutton (Catchword Branding)

Question and Answer Session for the Panel “Onomastics Beyond Academia”

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-4:15 Names and Identity (Part IV)

CHAIR: Kemp Williams (IBM Corporation)

2:45-3:15 Sidiki Bamba (Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Côte-d’Ivoire) and Michel Nguessan (Governors State University).
 An analysis of non-native place names in Western Côte-d’Ivoire

3:15-3:45 Luisa Caiazzo (University of Basilicata). Indian university names: a colonial legacy?

3:45- 4:15 Natalia Knoblock (Saginaw Valley State University). Misha or Mihailik: A sociolinguistic view on the Ukrainization of Russian proper names in contemporary Ukraine

7:30-10:00 ANS Conference Dinner

Uncle Julio’s

301 Brazos Street, Suite 150, Austin, Texas 78701

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Room 201

9:30-10:00 Fine Naming: Culinary Onomastics

CHAIR: Michael McGoff (Binghamton University).

9:30-10:00 Robert J. Fouser (Ohio State University). Naming cafés and bars in Seoul: Examples from three neighborhoods in the historic city center

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-12:15 Naming the Personal and the Proverbial

CHAIR: Mirko Casagranda (University of Calabria)

10:15-10:45 Herbert Barry III (University of Pittsburgh).
 Extremely collectivistic first names chosen in 17th century New England

Room 202

9:00-10:00 Names, Naming, and Space I

CHAIR: Luisa Caiazzo (University of Basilicata)

9:00-9:30 Peter E. Raper (University of the Free State).
 Multilingualism manifested in Southern African toponyms

9:30-10:00 Zafeer Hussain Kiani (University of AJ & K, Pakistan). 
Frequency of occurrence of speech sounds in Urdu names

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:45 Names, Naming, and Space II

CHAIR: Dorothy Dodge Robbins (Louisiana Tech University)

10:45-11:15 Veronika Robustova (Lomonosov Moscow State University).
 Space objects naming strategies

11:15-12:30 Break

12:30-1:30 ANS Executive Council Meeting (OPEN ONLY TO MEMBERS OF THE ANS-EC)