Date: Sat, 5 Nov 1994 16:09:00 CST


Subject: special issues of names

Names, the Journal of the American Name Society, is

planning two special issues for late 1995 or early

1996. The first is on 'Computers in Onomastic

Research,' and the second 'Statistics in Onomastic

Research.' If you would like to contribute to one (or

both) of these special issues, send a 1-page idea paper

to the editor at the address below. Nothing has to be

definite at this time, but I would expect that both

issues would deal with problems faced in name research

and how computers (and statistics) could contribute to

solving them.

I put a similar notice on the American Name Society

list and found that there was wide-spread interest in

both areas. So if you would like to contribute, send the

idea paper to me shortly, by either hard copy, fax or


Edward Callary, Editor,

Editor, Names

English Department

Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, Il 60116

FAX: 815-753-0606

email:tb0exc1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

(make sure you type zero rather than o after TB)

I hope to hear from people from a variety of disciplines

who have an interest in names. Please let me know if you

have questions or comments.