Correction: Call for papers: American Dialect Society Annual Meeting 2010, Baltimore

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Fri Jan 16 18:38:09 UTC 2009

Two small corrections:

Allan Metcalf's email address is americandialect at, not what was
given in the previous message.

The web site of the Linguistic Society of America was not separated by
a space from the previous word and so may not be properly clickable in
some email programs. That address is <>.


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

On Jan 16, 2009, at 11:25, Grant Barrett wrote:

> From Thursday, January 7, 2010, through Saturday, January 9, the
> American Dialect Society will hold its next annual meeting, hosted
> as usual by the Linguistic Society of America, at the new Hilton
> Baltimore, 401 West Pratt Street in Baltimore, Maryland.
> Monday, August 10 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.
> Audio-visual equipment: Two items of equipment will be available for
> all presentations: an LCD projector, and, new this year, a direct
> audio connection to the speaker system so that sound files on
> computers may be played. If you will need other equipment such as an
> overhead projector, 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 7: Executive Council and annual business meeting
> in the afternoon. Program session in late afternoon, followed by
> Words of the Year nominations.
> Friday, January 8: Programs sessions in morning and afternoon. Words
> of the Year vote and Bring-Your-Own-Book reception in the early
> evening.
> Saturday, January 9: Program sessions in morning and afternoon;
> Annual Luncheon in between.
> Proposals will be judged anonymously by a committee chaired by
> Luanne von Schneidemesser, 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, but
> send a proposal now toamericandialect at You don’t need to
> wait till you have a full formal proposal.
> Teaching panel: The ADS Committee on Teaching may sponsor a panel at
> the annual meeting. If you would like to propose a 20-minute talk
> for that panel, send your proposal directly to the chair of the
> Committee on Teaching, Anne Curzan, at acurzan at Her
> deadline is also August 10.
> 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, whether or not
> they are presenting papers, 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 the website
> Future LSA-ADS meetings: 2011 Pittsburgh, Jan. 6–9; 2012 Portland,
> Jan. 5–8; 2013 place to be determined, Jan. 3–6; 2014 Minneapolis,
> Jan. 2–5. All meetings will be at Hiltons.
> Word of the Year: At this meeting, in addition to choosing Words of
> the Year just past, that is, words of 2009, we will also have the
> solemn responsibility of choosing a Word of the Decade 2000–2009.
> See the ADS website for details:
> Grant Barrett
> Vice President of Communications and Technology
> American Dialect Society
> gbarrett at

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