Annual Meeting program: updated version

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To all ADS members and friends, greetings of the season!

Below you will find the latest version of the general information plus 
specific program for the Annual Meeting in January. It is to be posted on the ADS 
website shortly, but meanwhile you have it right here. There may be some details 
of formatting that don't come through clearly - apologies for that, but a 
bird in the hand is better than one in the holly bush.

One paper has had to be canceled - No. 5 by Andrea Kortenhoven. We will just 
have a recess at that time rather than reschedule the others.

If you have any questions, or want to make reservations, just e-mail me at 
AAllan at

And have a happy and merry. - Allan Metcalf, ADS executive secretary.

American Dialect Society Annual Meeting 2005
Oakland, California

At the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America


All sessions will be held at the Marriott Oakland City Center, 1001 Broadway, 
Oakland, CA 94607; phone 510-451-4000. The hotel features an exercise room, 
heated outdoor pool and a full service business center. It’s across the street 
from Oakland’s Chinatown in one direction and the Old Oakland Historic 
District in the other.

Rooms at the Marriott are available at the special rate of $95 per night, 
single or double. Call 1-800-991-7249 between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. Pacific Standard 
Time and ask for the “LSA 2005 Annual Meeting” rate. Reservations were 
subject to availability if received after December15.

LUNCHEON: For $30 inclusive (check or cash to American Dialect Society), 
members and friends are welcome at the ADS Annual Luncheon to be held at Toppers, 
atop the Marriott, at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, January 8. The “plated” luncheon 
(that term means it’s served to you) is called “Sun and Sea” and includes a 
salad with Leaves of Butter Lettuce, Sun-dried Tomato, Roast Vegetables, Grilled 
Garlic Chicken and Fire Seared Prawns with Spicy Orange Vinaigrette; Bakery 
Rolls, Butter, Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Iced and Hot Teas; 
and for dessert, Lemon Zest Brulee Tart. It’s also available in a vegetarian 
version—just make your preference known in advance. 

Food for thought: Speaker at the luncheon will be ADS President Michael 
Montgomery of the University of South Carolina: “The Voices of My Ancestors.”

Reservations: If possible, please make reservations in advance with ADS 
Executive Secretary Allan Metcalf at Aallan at It’s usually possible to 
accommodate last-minute latecomers, but advance reservations help ensure that there 
will be enough for all.

REGISTRATION: As guests of the Linguistic Society, we must register with 
them. Thankfully, ADS members may register at the LSA members’ rate, even if not 
LSA members. See the LSA website at for details.

ADS registration: Additional and entirely optional, but those who attend ADS 
sessions are encouraged to register with the ADS Executive Secretary for $20, 
students $10. This helps defray the cost of our BYOB reception and earns you a 
distinctive decoration for your LSA badge.

BYOB Reception: After the Friday voting on Words of the Year, you’re invited 
to our annual Bring Your Own Book reception from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Toppers, 
atop the Marriott. We’ll have tables available to display your books while 
you enjoy wine, cheese, soft drinks, crudités, and the view.

Words of the Year: As we have done every year since 1990, on Friday we will 
look back at the preceding year and choose Words of the Year, much as Time 
magazine chooses a person of the year—words that are new, or newly notable, or 
otherwise especially characteristic of the year. To nominate a word in advance, 
send it to Wayne Glowka, chair of the ADS New Words Committee, at 
wayne.glowka at The nominating convention is at 10:30 a.m. Friday, and the final 
vote at 5:30 p.m. that day (see schedule below). All members and friends are 
invited to participate.

NOMINATIONS for ADS offices: Elections take place at the Annual Business 
Meeting on Saturday morning. The Nominating Committee has announced the following 
William A. Kretzschmar, Jr., University of Georgia: Vice President for the 
years 2005-06, to succeed to the presidency for the years 2007-08.
Patricia Cukor-Avila, University of North Texas: Executive Council member for 
the years 2005-08.
Erik Thomas, North Carolina State University: Nominating Committee for the 
years 2005-06.
As of December 23, the deadline for additional nominations, none had been 
made, so these will be the only candidates.

Future Annual Meetings: We will follow LSA to the Albuquerque Hyatt Jan. 5-8, 
2006; the New York Hilton Jan. 4-7, 2007, and the Chicago Hilton Jan. 3-6, 


Thursday, January 6, 2005
All sessions in Rooms 210-211, Marriott Oakland City Center

Session 1: Usage, Labeling, and Lexicons, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Chair: Edward 
Finegan, Univ. of Southern California.
1. “Toni Morrison’s Genius Puts Her in the Grammar/Usage Spotlight.” Arnold 
Zwicky, Stanford Univ.
2. “Gendered Aspects of Lexicographic Labeling.” Katherine Martin, Oxford 
English Dictionary.
3. “Representations of Southern Speech in Folk Dictionaries.” Sarah Hilliard
, Duke Univ.

Session 2: Talkin’ and Testifyin’; Using Large Corpora, 1:00–2:30 p.m. 
Chair: Jesse Sheidlower, Oxford Univ. Press.
4. “Evidence on the History of Prosodic Rhythm in African American English.” 
Erik R. Thomas and Phillip M. Carter, North Carolina State Univ.
5. CANCELED “Testifyin Performance and Ideology in a Black Church.” Andrea 
Kortenhoven, Stanford Univ.
6. “Dialect Coding for Large Corpora.” Malcah Yaeger-Dror, Univ. of Arizona; 
J.P. Campbell, W.M. Campbell, P. A. Torres-Carrasquillo, and D. A. Reynolds, 
all of MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

Session 3: Southern Dialects—Black and White, 3:00–5:00 p.m. Chair: Beverly 
Flanigan, Ohio University.
7. “Dialect and the Spread of Country Music: the Case of ‘Alabama.’ ” 
Catherine Evans Davies, Univ. of Alabama.
8. “ ‘Talking White’ at the Apollo: African-American Narrative Comedians 
Portraying the Middle-class Establishment.” Jacquelyn Rahman, Miami Univ. of 
9. “The Shifting Significance of Postvocalic R-Lessness in Southern 
African-American English.” Kristy D’Andrea, North Carolina State Univ.
10. “On the Shifting Social Significance of Receding Dialect Variables: The 
Case of Static Locative to.” Jeannine Carpenter, North Carolina State Univ. and 
Duke Univ., and Janelle Vadnais, North Carolina State Univ.

Session 4: Special Presentation, 5:15–6:15 p.m.
11. Voices of North Carolina. Video that will be aired on PBS, featuring 
Outer Banks speech, Appalachian speech, metropolitan speech (Charlotte), Lumbee 
English, African American English in terms of dialects, as well as the state of 
the Cherokee language and Spanish. Walt Wolfram, North Carolina State Univ.

Friday, January 7

Council meeting in Room 212, Marriott Oakland City Center
Executive Council Meeting, 8:30–10:30 a.m. Open meeting; all members welcome. 
Presiding: ADS President Michael Montgomery, U. of South Carolina. 

Sessions in Rooms 210-211, Marriott Oakland City Center

Words of the Year Nominations, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 noon. Open meeting of the New 
Words committee; ADS members and friends welcome. Chair, Wayne Glowka, 
Georgia College and State University. This meeting reviews nominations for Words of 
the Year 2004. Final candidates will be identified in preparation for the vote 
at 5:30 p.m.

Session 5: Language Contact, 1:30–3:30 p.m. Chair: Kathryn Remlinger, Grand 
Valley State Univ.
12. “Another Look at Zero Copula in the Caribbean.” James A. Walker, York 
Univ., Toronto, and Miriam Meyerhoff, Univ. of Edinburgh.
13. “When Speech Islands Collide.” Steve Hartman Keiser, Marquette Univ.
14. “What Happened to Texas German?” Hans C. Boas, Univ. of Texas, Austin.
15. “Spanish Dialect Contact in South Texas: Variable Subject Personal 
Pronoun Use by Puerto Ricans in San Antonio.” Robert Bayley, Carlos Martin 
Vélez-Salas, Belinda Schouten, and Norma Cárdenas, Univ. of Texas at San Antonio.

Session 6: Special Session, 3:45–5:15 p.m.: The Atlanta Survey Project. 
Chair: William A. Kretzschmar, Jr., Univ. of Georgia. 
16. “Introduction to the Atlanta Survey Project.” Sonja Lanehart and William 
A. Krtetzschmar, Jr., Univ. of Georgia.
17. “The Atlanta Survey Project Interview.” Betsy Barry, Univ. of Georgia.
18. “Fixed-Format Elicitation in the Atlanta Survey Project.” Iyabo Osiapem, 
Univ. of Georgia, 
19. “Vowel Formant Characteristics from the Atlanta Survey Project.” Mi-Ran 
Kim and Nicole Kong, Univ. of Georgia.
20. “Publication of Full Interviews from the Atlanta Survey Project.” 
William A. Kretzschmar, Jr., Univ. of Georgia.

Words of the Year Vote, 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Reception in Toppers Rooftop Ballroom, Marriott Oakland City Center
Bring-Your-Own-Book Exhibit and Reception, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 8
Sessions in Rooms 210-211, Marriott Oakland City Center

Annual Business Meeting, 8:30–9:30 a.m.

Session 7: Regional Phonology, 9:45–11:45 a.m. Chair: Connie Eble, Univ. of 
North Carolina.
21. “A First Approach to Regional Phonetic Variation in Canadian English.” 
Charles Boberg, McGill Univ.
22. “Acoustic Characteristics of Utah’s card/cord Merger.” David Bowie, 
Univ. of Central Florida.
23. “Upper Midwest Obstruent Variation: There’s More of It Than You Might 
Think.” Thomas Purnell, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison; Joseph Salmons, Univ. of 
Wisconsin, Madison; Dilara Tepeli, Univ. Bonn; Jennifer Mercer, Univ. of 
24. “You So Don’t Talk Like Me: Exploring Southern California Sound Changes 
Across Generations.” Allyn Partin Hernandez, Northridge, Calif.

Luncheon in Toppers Rooftop Ballroom, Marriott Oakland City Center
Annual Luncheon, 12:15–1:45 p.m. Speaker: ADS president Michael Montgomery, 
Univ. of South Carolina. “The Voices of My Ancestors.” See above for 
information on menu and reservations.

Session in Rooms 210-211, Marriott Oakland City Center
Session 8: Promoting Awareness of Language Diversity, 2:00–4:00 p.m. Chair: 
Anne Curzan, Univ. of Michigan.
A panel co-sponsored by the American Dialect Society Committee on Teaching 
and by the Linguistic Society of America.
25. “Promoting Language Awareness in Schools via Do You Speak American?” 
Jeffrey Reaser, Center for Applied Linguistics, Duke Univ., and North Carolina 
State Univ.; Carolyn Temple Adger, Center for Applied Linguistics; Walt Wolfram, 
North Carolina State Univ.
26. “Teaching About Language Diversity in Non-Diverse Settings.” Michael 
Adams, North Carolina State Univ.

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