Call for Papers: American Dialect Society 2009 Annual Meeting in Portland

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Fri Apr 11 20:15:45 UTC 2008

ADS Executive Secretary Allan Metcalf writes:

 From Thursday, January 8, 2009, through Saturday, January 10, ADS
will hold its next annual meeting at the Hilton Portland and Executive
Tower in the heart of Portland, Oregon, hosted as usual by the
Linguistic Society of America.

Monday, August 11 is the deadline for proposals for 20-minute
presentations. All you need is a title and an abstract of 150 to 300
words. Send it via e-mail to Executive Secretary Allan Metcalf atamericandialect at

Presenters must be current members of the American Dialect Society.
Join here (subscribing to the journal is the same thing as becoming a

Audio-visual equipment: An LCD projector will be available for all
presentations. If you will need other equipment such as an overhead
projector, a tape player, or a CD player, please say so when you send
your proposal.

Scheduling: If you have a preference for day or time of your
presentation, please indicate that too. We cannot guarantee the time
you prefer, but the program committee will try to accommodate you. The
meeting will follow our customary schedule:

Thursday, January 8: Executive Council and annual business meeting in
the afternoon. Program session in late afternoon, followed by Words of
the Year nominations.

Friday, January 9: Programs sessions in morning and afternoon. Words
of the Year vote and Bring-Your-Own-Book reception in the early evening.

Saturday, January 10: Program sessions in morning and afternoon;
Annual Luncheon in between.

Proposals will be judged anonymously by a committee chaired by Connie
Eble, ADS president-elect. If your proposal is accepted, you’ll be
asked for an abstract of no more than 200 words for the LSA program.

Session chairs: If you’re interested in chairing a session, let the
Executive Secretary know at americandialect at Tell him any
preference you have for time or topic.

Special sessions: If you’re interested in proposing an entire session
rather than an individual paper, don’t wait till August. Get in touch
with the program chair now at cceble at

Teaching panel: As usual, the ADS Committee on Teaching will sponsor a
panel at the annual meeting. If you would like to propose a 20-minute
talk, send your proposal directly to the chair of the Committee on
Teaching,Anne Curzan, at acurzan at Her deadline is also
August 11.

Specially for students: Four travel grants of $500 each will be
awarded to students whose papers have been chosen for the program.
Furthermore, all students who are members of ADS are invited to attend
the Annual Luncheon for free.

Hotel and registration: ADS members will be eligible to reserve rooms
and register for the meeting at LSA member rates. For details see

Future LSA-ADS meeting: 2010 January 7–9 Baltimore.

Grant Barrett
Vice President of Communications and Technology
American Dialect Society
gbarrett at

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