In the pipeline [This page shows what Philip Dance was working on, and what he had in mind as possible future areas of development, at the time of his death in Ocober 2008.] In the pipeline I am always trying to develop this site, constantly reading around the subject in order to absorb ideas and information. At present, I am studying the following areas: Naming Systems of the World – a bibliography – this has taken most of my research time in 2007 and early 2008 -to the detriment of developing the rest of the site. It became an obsession. Phonology, name-matching and surnames On the back-burner (semi-frozen) a potted history of the GRO for the site Multivariate Statistics/ Spatial analysis and surnames Personal names as a subset of the class of proper names (Philosophy, Syntax and Semantics) Given names and statistics/historical patterns History of parish boundaries Surnames and the hearth-tax: a geographical perspective Surnames and migration More than enough to be going on with.