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Jesse can't find our program because the ADS newsletter is behind schedule (I
hope to finish it this week) and the program was undergoing some changes. But
here it now is in all its finality and glory. - Allan Metcalf

American Dialect Society
FINAL PROGRAM Atlanta Hilton, January 2003

Session 1: Language Attitudes and Perception, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Fulton/Cobb Rooms, Atlanta Hilton

1. "Jew vs. Gentile." Thomas M. Paikeday, Lexicography, Inc., Brampton,

2. "Reality Check! Evaluations of Real and Imagined Varieties of Non-U.S.
English." Stephanie Lindemann, Georgia State Univ.

3. "The 'Grand Daddy of English': U.S., U.K., and Australian Students'
Attitudes Towards Varieties of English." Betsy Evans, Peter Garrett, and
Angie Williams, Cardiff Univ., Wales.

Session 2: Lexical Variation in English: The American West and Montreal,
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Fulton/Cobb Rooms, Atlanta Hilton

4. "Variation on the Range: Ranching Terms in Colorado Folk Speech." Lamont
Antieau, Univ. of Georgia.

5. "Apparent Time vs. Real Time: New Evidence from Montreal English." Charles
Boberg, McGill Univ.

6. "Substantial Evidence of Lexical Variation in El Paso, Texas." Anne Marie
Hamilton, Univ. of Georgia.

7. "The Snake River Region Revisited: Dialect Change in Southeastern Idaho
from 1971 to 2001." Sonja Launspach, Idaho State Univ.

Session 3: Grammatical Variation, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Fulton/Cobb Rooms, Atlanta Hilton

8. "Need in? Want Out?" Erica J. Benson, Michigan State Univ.

9. "Grammar in Southeastern Ohio Speech: South Midland or Appalachian?"
Sandra L. Nesbitt and Beverly Olson Flanigan, Ohio Univ.

10. "An Investigation of LAGS Past Tense Forms." Allison P. Burkette, Univ.
of Mississippi.


Executive Council, 830-10:30 a.m.
Clayton Room, Atlanta Hilton
Open meeting; all members welcome. Presiding: ADS President Dennis Preston.
The Executive Council discusses and sets policy for the Society and hears
reports form officers, editors, committee chairs, and regional secretaries.
This year's most important agenda items are:
1. Matters concerning American Speech recently raised by editor Connie Eble.
Among them, she would like to retire as editor after her tenth year (in
2005), so we need to begin a search for a new editor.
2. Changes to the ADS constitution proposed by Ronald Butters.

Words of the Year Nominations
Clayton Room, Atlanta Hilton
Open meeting of New Words Committee
10:30 a.m.-noon: New Words Committee. Chair, Wayne Glowka, Georgia Coll. and
State Univ. Review of new words of 2002, and of nominations for Words of the
Year (see Page 3). Final candidates will be identified in preparation for the
afternoon vote (see Page XXX).

Session 4: Phonetics and Phonology, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Fulton/Cobb Rooms, Atlanta Hilton

11. "Show Me Mergers: How Missourians Deal with Too Many Vowels." Matthew J.
Gordon, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia.

12. "Mergers in the Mountains." Kirk Hazen, West Virginia Univ.

13. "N/o:/ W/e:/ J/o:/ s/e:/: A Look at Monophthongization in Two NCCS
Dialects." Nancy Niedzielski and Alexis Grant, Rice Univ.

Session 5: Discourse Communities, Strategies, and Speech Acts, 3:45-5:15 p.m.
Fulton/Cobb Rooms, Atlanta Hilton

14. "Linguistic Ecology and the Construction of Sociocultural Identity:
Discourse Communities of a Southern American University." Catherine Davies,
Univ. of Alabama.

15. "Appalachia Discourse Strategies in the Literary Dialect of Charles
Frazier's Cold Mountain." Stephanie Hysmith, Ohio Univ.

16. "Tobaccospeak: Image Repair as a Variety of American English." Roger W.
Shuy, Georgetown Univ.

Words of the Year: Final Discussion and Voting, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Fulton/Cobb Rooms, Atlanta Hilton

Bring-Your-Own-Book Exhibit and Reception, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Clayton Room, Atlanta Hilton


Annual Business Meeting, 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Fulton/Cobb Rooms, Atlanta Hilton. Agenda:
1. Nominating Committee report: For Vice President 2003-04, succeeding to
President 2005-06: Joan Hall, Dictionary of American Regional English. For
Executive Committee 2003-06: Robert Bayley, Univ. of Texas, San Antonio. For
Nominating Committee 2003-04: Bethany Dumas, Univ. of Tennessee.
2. Proposed amendments to Bylaws.
3. Other matters.

Session 6: Regional Varieties, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Fulton/Cobb Rooms, Atlanta Hilton

17. "Urbanization vs. Regionalization in Utah Speech: A Reanalysis with
Ramifications." David Bowie, Brigham Young Univ.

18. "The Regional Alignment of African American English in the Smoky
Mountains." Becky Childs, Univ. of Georgia; Christine Mallinson, North
Carolina State Univ.

19. "Prolegomena to Any Future Historical Dictionary of African American
English." Michael Adams, Albright Coll.

20. "English Comes to Georgia, 1700-1750." Richard W. Bailey, Univ. of
"English Comes to Georgia, 1700-1750"

Session 7: Gender and Culture, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Fulton/Cobb Rooms, Atlanta Hilton

21. "Gender Differences in Narrative: The Case of Skydivers." Stephen E.
Brown, Johns Hopkins Univ.; Ceil Lucas, Gallaudet Univ.

22. "Gender Variation in the Use of YES and NO in Tactile American Sign
Language." Karen Petronio, Eastern Kentucky Univ.; Valerie Dively, Gallaudet

23. "Behind the Magic Screen: Cultural Values and Linguistic Prejudice."
Patricia Cukor-Avila and Aubrey Hargis, Univ. of North Texas.

Annual Luncheon, 1:15-2:45 p.m.
Clayton Room, Atlanta Hilton
Please make reservations in advance with Executive Secretary Allan Metcalf.
See Page 3.
Speaker: ADS President Dennis Preston, "Where Are the Real Dialects of
American English At Anyhow?"

Special Session: Teaching Varieties of English in America, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Panel sponsored by the ADS Committee on Teaching
Fulton/Cobb Rooms, Atlanta Hilton

Chair: Anne Curzan.

24. "The Broadest Impacts of Teaching About Language." Kirk Hazen, West
Virginia Univ.

25. "Teaching American Dialects: Bringing Scholarship to the Schools."
Beverly Olson Flanigan, Ohio Univ.

26. "Varieties of English in America: The Creole Pieces of the Puzzle."
Alicia Beckford Wassink, Univ. of Washington.

That concludes the ADS annual meeting, but stick around for an LSA symposium
on Sunday:

Language Variation in the American South
9:00 a.m. to noon, Ballroom D, Atlanta Hilton

Organizer:  Walt Wolfram (NC SU)


Sylvie Dubois (LA SU): The distinctiveness of Cajun Vernacular English: A
dialect of English with its own history

William A. Kretzschmar (U GA): Mapping Southern English

Natalie Schilling-Estes (Georgetown U): Language change in "conservative"
dialects: Evidence from Southern American enclave communities

Erik R. Thomas (NC SU): Secrets of Southern vowel shifting

Tracey Weldon (U SC): Copula variability in Gullah & AAVE

Walt Wolfram (NC SU): Documenting Southern American English: A video

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