More information on NE Regional Meeting: April 2010

David Barnhart dbarnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Thu Dec 10 16:35:55 UTC 2009


American Dialect Society Northeast Regional Meeting 2010, New Paltz, N.Y.

>From Thursday, April 15, 2010, through Saturday, April 17, the American
Dialect Society-Northeast Region will hold its first meeting in several
years, hosted by the International Linguistic Association, at the State
University of New York-New Paltz.

See a thumbnail sketch of the school:

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Abstract submissions & deadline: Monday, January 18th is the deadline for
proposals for 20-minute presentations. All you need is a title and an
abstract of 150 to 400 words. Send it via e-mail as an attachment in Word
format to Provisional Regional Secretary David Barnhart at:
<mailto:Lexik at> Lexik at

Membership: Presenters must be current members of the American Dialect
Society.  Registration will be through the ILA (at ILA member rates).  See:
<ILAWORD.ORG> for details.

Housing: Attendees are expected to make their own reservations for housing
as the college cannot accommodate conference attendees while classes are in
session.  A list of local facilities will be posted on the ILA Web site
before the end of 2009.

Audio-visual equipment: If you will need equipment such as an overhead
projector, LCD projector or computer connection, 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.

Transportation:  SUNY-New Paltz is located in the Hudson River Valley about
80 miles north of New York City.  There is bus transportation from NYC to
New Paltz (from Port Authority Bus Terminal).  Railroad connections are
through Poughkeepsie, New York.  Trains on MetroNorth Commuter Railroad
(from Grand Central Station) and Amtrak (from Pennsylvania Station) are
frequent, with connecting bus service to New Paltz.  Stewart Airport
(Newburgh, N.Y.) has taxi/limousine connections to New Paltz.

Program: The ADS part of the program will comprise several sessions as
needed over the course of the three-and-one-half-day conference.  ADS
members will be fully eligible to come and go from ILA sessions.  The
plenary speakers at the Conference include:

Joan Houston Hall

Walt Wolfram

Dennis Preston

Banquet: The ILA welcomes members of the ADS who wish to join them at an
evening banquet in New Paltz at the conclusion of the conference for a
nominal fee.

Local Attractions: The village of New Paltz was settled in the 17th century;
many early homes are maintained as part of the Huguenot Street museum.  The
Schawangunk Mountains, adjacent to the Catskill Mountains, are close by.
Mohonk Mountain House preserve straddles "the Gunks."  Other attractions
that are within easy driving distance include: United States Military
Academy, the villages of Cold Spring and Garrison, Hyde Park (including the
Culinary Institute of America), and the cities of Kingston, Poughkeepsie,
and Beacon.

Contact: For further information about unanswered questions contact
Provisional Regional Secretary David K. Barnhart at
<mailto:dbarnhart at> dbarnhart at

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