reminder: call deadline approacheth!

Susan Burt smburt at ILSTU.EDU
Mon Mar 19 11:48:15 UTC 2007

Dear ADS-ers,

I am re-posting a slightly broadened call for papers for the Midwest
Regional ADS session in November, to be held this year in Cleveland.
Please share with colleagues, students, and other interested


Call for Papers

Language Variation and Change
in the United States

The American Dialect Society, Midwest Region
With the Midwest Modern Language Association

8-11November 2007

The Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
Cleveland, Ohio

We welcome papers dealing with varieties of English and other languages
spoken in the United States. Presentations may be based in traditional
dialectology or in other areas of language variation and change,
including sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, anthropological
linguistics, folk linguistics, language and gender/sexuality, language
attitudes and ideologies, pragmatics and politeness, linguistics in the
schools, critical discourse analysis, or narratology.

April 1, 2007 is the deadline for abstracts. See below for abstract

Send abstracts to:

Susan M. Burt

smburt at

American Dialect Society, Midwest Secretary
Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois


Abstract specifications: Email submissions only; send abstract as an
attachment in Word. Abstract should be no more than 250 words,
excluding title and references. Include word count at the end of the
abstract and omit any identifying information (name, affiliation, etc).
Include contact information, affiliation, and abstract title in the
body of your email.

Membership to ADS is recommended. Membership is $50 and includes a
year's subscription to the society's journal, American Speech, and a
copy of the Publication of the American Dialect Society (PADS, an
annual hardbound supplement). Membership information is available at

Membership to MMLA is required. Membership is $35 for full and
associate professors, $30 for assistant professors and schoolteachers,
$20 for adjunct and part-time faculty, and $15 for students, retired,
and unemployed. Information on membership is available at the website
below or by writing to MMLA, 302 English-Philosophy Bldg, U of Iowa,
Iowa City, IA 52242-1408, tel: 1-319-335-0331.

For more information about ADS at MMLA, see the MMLA website,, go to “Call for Papers,” scroll down to
“Associated Organizations,” then to “American Dialect Society.”

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