Call for Papers: “The workings of discrimination: Gender-inclusive language between acceptance and opposition” for the Journal of Language and Discrimination

From Dr. Federica Formato:

 

Title: The workings of discrimination: Gender-inclusive language between acceptance and opposition

This call for papers is aimed at collecting contributions for a special issue of the Journal of Language and Discrimination (https://journal.equinoxpub.com/index.php/JLD/index) to be published in  Autumn 2024. The topic of this special issue revolves around discriminatory practices, beliefs, and ideologies opposing gender inclusivity in language. Here, inclusivity is mostly referring to ways in which speakers have attempted to or have been successful at breaking the (grammatical) feminine/masculine binary, ideas around linguistic normativity, and the so-called ‘anti-gender’ ideology or gender war. Papers can focus on linguistic changes aimed at achieving gender inclusivity, for instance, lexical items, (new) morphological inflections, etc., The editors will also consider papers on how institutions, specific speakers, the media, and politics (or a combination of these) actively engage in demystifying, demonizing, and attacking linguistic  inclusive  practices.  The  papers  need  to  discuss  relevant  literature  and  appropriate methods/methodologies and be solidly grounded in theoretical underpinnings. Analysis of dataset/s can be quantitative or qualitative (or mixed methods). The special issue will consist of 6-7 papers, all possibly dealing with different languages or contexts.
All abstracts, no longer than 500 words (references excluded) and in English, should include information about the context(s), the dataset/s, the methods, and/or theoretical framework/s, and
should be sent to f.formato@brighton.ac.uk by 28th February 2023. Informal inquiries are also welcome.
For  information  about  submissions  and  contributions  see  the  journal’s  guidelines:
Important dates:
Abstract deadline: 28ᵗʰ February 2023
Notification of acceptance: 31ˢᵗ March 2023
Full paper: 15ᵗʰ December 2023
Notification: 1ˢᵗ April 2024
Final submission: 1 July 2024
Publication date: October 2024

Call for Papers: British Association of Applied Linguistics Special Interest Group in Language, Gender and Sexuality

From Dr. Federica Formato:

Please find below all information about this year’s BAAL SIG (British Association of Applied Linguistics Special Interest Group) in Language, Gender and Sexuality.

 

BAAL LGaS SIG 2023

2 May 2023 – University of Brighton 

Call for papers

We are delighted to announce the call for papers for the BAAL LGaS 2023 to take place at the University of Brighton on 2 May 2023. Brighton is recognized as the unofficial LGBTQIA+ capital of the United Kingdom, making it the perfect place to gather and reflect on aspects of language, gender and sexuality. The topic of this year’s event is Dismantling the CIS-tem: queer and trans perspectives on language, gender, and sexuality. 

The keynote speakers are:

  • Lucy Jones, Associate Professor in Sociolinguistics at the University of Nottingham
  • Alon Lischinsky, Senior Lecturer in Communication & Discourse at Oxford Brookes University

The one-day symposium will include presentations on the theme of the conference. For instance, we invite contributions on topics such as:

  • Media representation of queer identities and or LGBTQIA communities
  • Language ideologies, e.g., inclusive language
  • Language, gender and sexuality in politics
  • Historical perspectives 
  • Analysis of communication in a variety of genres and spaces (e.g., literature, social media)

Each paper will be allocated 30 minutes (20 presentation, 10 Q&A). The contributions should not exceed 300 words (references excluded) and should be sent to f.formato@brighton.ac.uk by 10 February 2023.

 

About Names: “Cleveland Evans: What is the 2022 Name of the Year?”

Stamp of Ukraine (Public Domain)

Dr. Cleveland Evans writes about names for the Omaha World-Herald. In his January 29th column, he discusses the 2022 Name of the Year competition at the annual meeting of the American Name Society.

In 2022 Russia taught us to honor Ukraine and its names.

At its Jan. 22 annual meeting (held online for the third year in a row), the American Name Society voted Ukraine as 2022’s Name of the Year. Though Americans used to call this country “the Ukraine,” Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, and Ukrainians’ heroic resistance cemented the use of “Ukraine,” which Ukrainians themselves prefer, as the way Americans refer to the country.

ANS chooses Names of the Year for place names, personal Names, artistic-literary names, trade names, Enames and miscellaneous names before picking the overall Name of the Year.

Kyiv won as Place Name of the Year. The capitol city of Ukraine used to be called “Kiev” in English, a version still used in terms like “Chicken Kiev.” In 2022 American media almost all switched to “Kyiv”, which more accurately represents the Ukrainian language name of the city. Kyiv’s main competitors in the category were Mariupol, another Ukrainian city largely destroyed by Russian forces before they occupied it last May; and Uvalde, name of the Texas town which became a symbol of gun violence after the mass shooting at an elementary school last May 24 killed 19 children and two teachers.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy was declared Personal Name of the Year. When he was elected President of Ukraine in 2019, many American publications called him “Vladimir Zelensky,” the Russian form of his name. Here also we’ve learned to use the correct Ukrainian form. Other nominees in the category were Ketanji Brown Jackson, who became the newest justice on the Supreme Court June 30; and King Charles III. When he succeeded to the British throne upon Queen Elizabeth’s death, some were surprised he designated himself “King Charles”, despite his lifetime as Prince Charles, thinking it “unlucky” since King Charles I (1600-1649) was beheaded during the English Civil War.

“Encanto” triumphed as Artistic-Literary Name of the Year. The title of this Disney animated film, which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature last March, means “charm, charming, enchantment” in Spanish. It was a fitting name for a magical village in Colombia, setting of this Disney film which, unusually, was not based on another source. The name helped the film set box office records throughout Latin America.

Want to learn more about the 2022 Name of the Year? Read on to learn more!

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Genealogy “Family Names: Origins, History, Anthropology and Sociology”

From Prof. Dr. Richard Coates:

Dear Colleagues,

We propose to jointly guest-edit a Special Issue of the online periodical Genealogy on the topic of Family Names and Naming. This is a call for papers.

Relatively little is published globally on this topic. We therefore consider that it would be timely to bring together contributions from as many as possible of the different disciplines which have an established or potential professional interest in personal naming at the family level: linguistics/onomastics, lexicography, history, genealogy, social psychology, anthropology, human biology, genetics, computer science and AI, marketing, etc.,  and from as many geographical, linguistic and cultural areas as possible. Much published work involving family names is genealogical (therefore highly specific) and lexicographical (therefore essentially summarizing a current state of historical knowledge).

Seeing just how little is published in comparison with work in toponymy, given-naming and business and institutional naming, for example, we consider that a useful step would be to bring together work of disparate types without a single overarching theme in order to expose scholars in the various fields to the full richness of current thinking about family names and possible directions for further research and cross-disciplinary collaboration. For the purposes of this issue, the Guest Editors will understand “family name” (or “surname”) to include names which perform an analogous role in a range of cultures, such as patronyms and metronyms, clan names, nasab and nisba, etc.—any name, in fact, which explicitly positions the individual within a larger social structure. Lack of family name is also a topic of interest. The Guest Editors will be pleased to consider submissions from any disciplinary area, whether oriented to history, praxis or theory, but will look especially favourably on papers that endeavour to make links across conventional disciplinary boundaries or seek to establish new methodological approaches to the study of family names. We expect submissions may fall into five broad areas:

  1. Projects and methods in family name research;
  2. Systematic aspects of family names and naming;
  3. Linguistic aspects of family names and naming;
  4. Praxis in relation to family naming;
  5. Studies relating to individual family names (in which the focus should be on the  name itself rather than on wider genealogical matters).

We offer a range of references below as an indication of some of the directions that might be followed by contributors, but without seeking to limit submissions to predefined topic areas.

We request that, prior to submitting a manuscript, interested authors initially submit a proposed title and an abstract of 400–600 words, in English, summarizing their intended contribution, within one month of this call for papers. Please send it to the Guest Editors (richard.coates@uwe.ac.uk and h.parkin@chester.ac.uk) or to Genealogy editorial office (genealogy@mdpi.com). Abstracts will be reviewed by the Guest Editors for the purposes of ensuring proper fit within the scope of the Special Issue. Full manuscripts will undergo double-blind peer-review.

For those for whom it is relevant, the policy of Genealogy on article fees is set out at: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/genealogy/apc.

We look forward to hearing from you. Please pass on this call to any scholar you think might wish to contribute.

Dr. Harry Parkin
Prof. Dr. Richard Coates
Guest Editors

 

For manuscript submission information, follow the link to the journal here.

On Naming Our In-Laws

“His Mother In-Law” Lithograph by Thomas Worth (1877, Public Domain)

In a Louisville Courier Journal column, Andrew Wolfson writes about what people call their in-laws. Consensus regarding these relational appellatives isn’t so easily met. Wolfson writes: “According to a YouGov poll of Americans in July, 29% of couples call their in-laws by their first names (including Louisville Mayor-elect Craig Greenberg and his wife, Rachel), 17% refer to them as Mom or Dad, and 9% use Mr., Mrs. or Ms. The rest don’t have relationships with their in-laws or aren’t sure what to call them.”

Read more in the Louisville Courier Journal.

Call for Papers: Onomástica desde América Latina, Volume 4

From Márcia Sipavicius Seide:

2023 ODAL call for paper

The journal Onomastics from Latin America announces that it is receiving articles for volume 4. This issue of the journal inaugurates the Dossier section, of a monographic nature, and is dedicated to European Onomastics in America. Contributions to this section may address both toponymy and anthroponymy or other categories of proper name, at present or at any time in the past. This issue is edited by Ana Zabalza-Seguín (University of Navarra, Spain; azabalza@unav.es). The deadline for articles submission is June 30, 2023; the submission must be made through the journal’s website. Once accepted for publication, articles will be published in continuous flow system.

Onomastics from Latin America began to be published in 2020 and so far has edited six issues distributed in three volumes. It publishes articles in English, Portuguese, Spanish and French. In 2023 the magazine starts to adopt the continuous flow publication system with an annual volume. All articles undergo peer review (double-blind) and are assigned DOI. The journal follows a policy of free access; there is no publication or editing fee. It is dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of national and international onomastic research, aimed at the internationalization of the Graduate Program in Language and Literature of Unioeste (Western Paraná State University of) as a result of an alliance between Unioeste and UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico).

It is registered in the following indexing sources: ERIH PLUS, MLA, Latindex (Latin American Directory), Diadorim, DOAJ , Livre and Qualis.

Link to the journal – v. 3 n. 6 (2022): Onomástica desde América Latina | Onomástica desde América Latina (unioeste.br)

 

Last Call for Nominations for the 2022 Names of the Year!

The American Name Society requests nominations for the “Names of the Year for 2022”. The names selected will be ones that best reflect important trends in US American society and demonstrate significant linguistic features through their formation and/or application. It is not necessary, however, for a nominated name to have originated in the US. Any name can be nominated as long as it has been prominent in US American cultural discourse during the past year.

Nominations are called for the following categories:

  • Personal Names: Names of individuals or groups of people.
  • Place Names: Names or nicknames of any real geographical location, including all natural features, political subdivisions, streets, and buildings. Names of national or ethnic groups based on place names could be included here.
  • Trade Names: Names of commercial products, as well as names of both for-profit and non-profit companies, organizations, and businesses.
  • Artistic & Literary Names: Names of fictional persons, places, or institutions, in any written, oral, or visual medium, as well as titles of art works, books, plays, television programs, movies, etc.
  • E-Names: Names of persons, figures, places, products, businesses, institutions, operations, organizations, platforms, and movements that exist in the virtual world.
  • Miscellaneous Names: Names that do not fit in the above five categories.

Winners will be chosen in each category, and then a final vote will determine the overall Name of the Year for 2021. Anyone may nominate a name. All ANS members attending the annual meeting on January 20-22 2023 will select the winner from among the nominees.

Survey Link

Advance nominations must be received before January 15, 2023. Nominations will be accepted from the floor at the annual meeting. You can also send your nominations, along with a brief rationale, by email to Deborah Walker: debwalk@gmail.com.

Thank you for your nominations!

 

Call for Papers: Onomástica desde América Latina, Volume 4

From Márcia Sipavicius Seide:

2023 ODAL call for paper

The journal Onomastics from Latin America announces that it is receiving articles for volume 4. This issue of the journal inaugurates the Dossier section, of a monographic nature, and is dedicated to European Onomastics in America. Contributions to this section may address both toponymy and anthroponymy or other categories of proper name, at present or at any time in the past. This issue is edited by Ana Zabalza-Seguín (University of Navarra, Spain; azabalza@unav.es). The deadline for articles submission is June 30, 2023; the submission must be made through the journal’s website. Once accepted for publication, articles will be published in continuous flow system.

Onomastics from Latin America began to be published in 2020 and so far has edited six issues distributed in three volumes. It publishes articles in English, Portuguese, Spanish and French. In 2023 the magazine starts to adopt the continuous flow publication system with an annual volume. All articles undergo peer review (double-blind) and are assigned DOI. The journal follows a policy of free access; there is no publication or editing fee. It is dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of national and international onomastic research, aimed at the internationalization of the Graduate Program in Language and Literature of Unioeste (Western Paraná State University of) as a result of an alliance between Unioeste and UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico).

It is registered in the following indexing sources: ERIH PLUS, MLA, Latindex (Latin American Directory), Diadorim, DOAJ , Livre and Qualis.

Link to the journal – v. 3 n. 6 (2022): Onomástica desde América Latina | Onomástica desde América Latina (unioeste.br)

 

Registration and Schedule: 2023 ANS Conference, Online, January 20-22, 2023

The schedule is now available for the 2023 ANS Conference!

Registration is now open. The ANS conference will take place online, on Zoom, from January 20-22, 2023. The meeting will require a passcode, which will be sent via email to all registrants and presenters by January 16th.

The book of abstracts will be available as soon as possible.

You can register online here, or download a PDF of the Conference Registration Form and mail it to ANS Treasurer Saundra Wright, as per the instructions on the form.

For more information about the ANS Conference, please visit our Conference Page.

Registration and Schedule: 2023 ANS Conference, Online, January 20-22, 2023

The schedule is now available for the 2023 ANS Conference!

Registration is now open. The ANS conference will take place online, on Zoom, from January 20-22, 2023. The meeting will require a passcode, which will be sent via email to all registrants and presenters by January 16th.

The book of abstracts will be available as soon as possible.

You can register online here, or download a PDF of the Conference Registration Form and mail it to ANS Treasurer Saundra Wright, as per the instructions on the form.

For more information about the ANS Conference, please visit our Conference Page.