[Ads-l] ADS Word of the Year is going virtual! (Dec. 17, 2020)

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 17 18:33:16 UTC 2020

For the first time ever, the American Dialect Society's Word of the Year
proceedings will be held virtually this year! WOTY 2020 will be held one
month from now, on Thursday, December 17, 2020, at 7 p.m. EST. It's a free
event and all are invited to attend.

The event will be held as a Zoom webinar, and you can register to
participate here:


You can also make up to five nominations when you register! Your
nominations should be some or all of the following:

* widely used,
* new or newly popular,
* significant to the happenings of 2020,
* and/or indicative of public discourse and national preoccupations in 2020.

Single words, phrases, compounds, catch phrases, hashtags, and other types
of brief written or spoken communication are accepted as nominations.

This event is sponsored by Duke University Press. While you don't have to
be an ADS member to attend, we hope that you consider joining if you
haven't already. Information about the society's special online-only
membership is here:


You can also support the ADS by making a donation:


--Ben Zimmer, Chair of the New Words Committee

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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