Date: Tue, 8 Nov 1994 11:51:00 CST From: Edward Callary Subject: NAMES Last week I sent a message announcing two special issues of NAMES - on computers and on statistics in onomastic research and asked for contributions. The responses have been enlightening, to say the least. I had not known that NAMES was less known that it should be. Several people wrote to ask what it was, what it dealt with, what was onomastics, etc. I thought that the best way to introduce NAMES to members of the list would be to give some general background and then present the tables of contents from the last several issues. So here goes: NAMES is the journal of the American Name Society. Now in its 42nd year of continuous publication, NAMES publishes articles, short notices and book reviews on all aspects of names and naming - personal names, geographical names, uses of names, changing patterns of names, conflicts involving names, names and naming in literature, etc,etc. NAMES is a fully-refereed journal; each submission is read by at least two qualified reviewers. Tables of Contents follow - please make allowances for the mainframe defaults which replace the diacritics and other unreadable characters: NAMES The Journal of the American Name Society Volume 41 June 1993 Number 2 _______ Nicknames in Urban China: A Two-Tiered Model Robert L. Moore 67 Taking Thy Husband's Name: What Might it Mean? Deborah A. Duggan, Albert A. Cota, Kenneth L. Dion 87 Yahoo (Yahu): Notes on the Name of Swift's Yahoos Richard Crider 103 In Memoriam Margaret M. Bryant Leonard R. N. Ashley 111 Book Reviews Acronymania: A Celebratory Roundup of Nomenclature-Yielding Mischief. By Don Hauptman Leonard R. N. Ashley 117 P~!jmen! v sou~asn ~e~tin~. By Miloslava Knappov Ladislav Zgusta 120 The Book of African Names. By Molefi Kete Asante What's in a Name? Unaitwaje? By Sharifa M. Zawawi African Names: Names from the African Continent for Children and Adults. By Julia Stewart Edwin D. Lawson 128 Historia del nombre y de la fundaci"n de M xico. By Gutierre Tib"n Ilan Stavans 131 Claims to Name: Toponyms of St. Lawrence County. Edited by Kelsie B. Harder and Mary H. Smallman Robert M. Rennick 135 NAMES The Journal of the American Name Society Volume 41 September 1993 Number 3 ~~~~~~ Names and Naming Tell an Archetypal Story in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale Charlotte Templin 143 Power and Placenames: A Case Study From the Contemporary Amazon Frontier J. Timmons Roberts 159 A Pair of Desert Saints: Name Symbolism in Peter Shaffer's Equus Hassell Simpson 183 In Memoriam Michel Grimaud Lawrence M. Baldwin 195 Book Reviews, W.F.H. Nicolaisen gonamn. Edited by Lars Huld n 197 County Down III: The Mournes. Edited by M!che l B. ~ Mainn!n 198 The Place-Names of Shetland. By Jakob Jakobsen 199 Reader zur Namenkunde II: Anthroponymie. Edited by Friedhelm Debus and Wilfried Seibi201 Das Vermessungsprotokoll f r das Kirchspiel Ibbenb ren von 1604/05. By G nter M ller 204 Philologie der ltesten Ortsnamen berlieferung. Edited by Rudolf Sch tzeichel 206 West Lothian Place Names. By John Garth Wilkinson 209 Copyright ~ 1993 by The American Name Society ISSN 0027-7738 NAMES The Journal of the American Name Society Volume 42 March 1994 Number 1 ~~~~~~ Designer Selves in Tom Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities and Danielle Steel's Crossings Hildegard Hoeller 1 Multilingual Gods Anna Partington 13 Parisian Street Names in George Du Maurier's Trilby Elizabeth A. Hait 19 Name, Memory, and Time in Racine's Trojan War Plays Nancy M. McElveen 27 Book Reviews Jewish Personal Names: Their Origin, Derivation and Diminutive Forms. By Shmuel Gorr David L. Gold 39 Apellidos catalanes: Her ldica de Catalunya. By Augusto Cuartas David L. Gold 55 Studies in Third Millennium Sumerian and Akkadian Personal Names: The Designation and Conception of a Personal God. By Robert A. Di Vito Juris G. Lidaka 61 The Ancient and Modern Names of The Channel Islands: A Linguistic History. By Richard Coates Leonard R. N. Ashley 65 Copyright ~ 1994 by The American Name Society ISSN 0027-7738 NAMES The Journal of the American Name Society Volume 42 September 1994 Number 3 ~~~~~~ Naming Patterns of Recent Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union to Israel Edwin D. Lawson and Irina Glushkovskaya 157 Reading the ~Deep Talk~ of Literary Names and Naming Debra Walker King 181 In Memoriam Clarence L. Barnhart E. Wallace McMullen 201 Donald Thomas Clark Lurline H. Coltharp 204 Book Reviews Language in Contemporary Society. Ed. by Jesse Levitt, et. al. Gaylord R. Haas 206 Kentucky~s Bluegrass: A Survey of the Post Offices. By Robert M. Rennick. Kelsie B. Harder 209 Native Canadian Geographical Names: An Annotated Bibliography. Kelsie B. Harder 212 The Guinness Book of Names, 6th ed. By Leslie Dunkling. Frank Nuessel 213 Beyond Jennifer & Jason. By Linda Rosenkrantz and Pamela Redmond Satran.Cleveland Kent Evans 215 The Twelve Days of Christmas: The Mystery and the Meaning. By Thomas L. Bernard. Kelsie B. Harder 222 Dictionary of Russian Personal Names. By Morton Benson. Ladislav Zgusta 223 George Washington Never Slept Here: Stories Behind the Street Names of Washington, D.C. By Amy Alotta. Richard R. Randall 225 Stories Behind the Street Names of Nashville and Memphis. By Denise Strub. Kelsie B. Harder 228 War Slang: American Fighting Words from the Civil War to the Present. By Paul Dickson.Kelsie B. Harder 231 Copyright ~ 1994 by The American Name Society ISSN 0027-7738 NAMES welcomes manuscripts on any aspect(s) of names or naming. Potential contributors need not be members of the American Name Society to submit manuscripts. I you would like to contribute to one or both of the special issues, send an idea paper of not more than one page to the editor. If you would like to submit a manuscript for a regular issue, send three copies to the editor. For additional information about the journal or the Society, or for a free copy of NAMES, write to the editor: Edward Callary Editor, NAMES English Department Northern Illinois University DeKalb, Il 60115