Sunday, October 22, 2017

Best Article 2017 in NAMES: A Journal of Onomastics

Bulletin of ANS

by Frank Nuessel

Award for Best Article 2017 For the ninth consecutive year, the independent Committee for the Best Article in NAMES: A Journal of Onomastics has evaluated all of the articles published in our journal according to explicit criteria (theoretical content, methodology, innovation, interdisciplinarity, documentation, writing style, objectivity, future impact, and overall quality of scholarship). At its annual meeting in San Francisco January 8-11, 2009, the American Name Society agreed to provide an annual award for the best article in Names.

The American Name Society is pleased to announce that this year’s winner is Jan Tent (Australian National University, Canberra) for his article entitled "Indigenous Toponyms in the Antipodes: A Gazetteer-based Study” published in the upcoming special issue of Names: A Journal of Onomastics 65(4). We would also like to express our gratitude to the three members of the committee for their hard work in making such a difficult decision: 1. Michael F. McGoff (Binghamton University, SUNY) 2. Kemp Williams (IBM) 3. Dorothy Dodge Robbins (Louisiana Tech University)