American Dialect Society Annual Meeting 2010 Baltimore, January 7–9 (UPDATED)

American Dialect Society Annual Meeting 2010
Baltimore, January 7–9

At the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America

Download the full schedule in PDF form. Updated November 10, 2009.

Download the abstracts in PDF form. Updated November 10, 2009.


From Thursday, January 7, 2010, through Saturday, January 9, in Baltimore, Maryland, the American Dialect Society will hold its annual meeting, hosted as usual by the Linguistic Society of America.

HOTEL: This year it will be at the new Hilton Baltimore “in the exciting Inner Harbor district downtown,” 401 West Pratt Street, phone 443-8573-8700. ADS members are eligible for special LSA rates: Single or double rooms $125 per night, $20 additional for each additional person. LSA has negotiated free high-speed Internet access, wired and wireless, for these rooms, as well as free access to the Hilton’s sumptuous fitness area. Executive-level rooms are $155 per night, including complimentary breakfast and cocktail-hour hors d’oeuvres in the Concierge Lounge. These rates will also be honored, by advance reservation only and subject to availability, January 4–6 and January 11–13. To qualify for LSA’s special rates, reservations must be made by December 15.

You may make room reservations by calling 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) and requesting the LSA rate. Reservations may be made online at the Hilton Baltimore’s LSA Reservations website, accessible by a link from the LSA website,

REGISTRATION: As guests of the Linguistic Society, we must register with them. Thankfully, ADS members may register at the LSA members’ rate, even if they are not LSA members: $140 for regular members, $60 for students, $60 for under-/unemployed. Deadline for preregistration at these rates is December 15. For details and to register, go to the LSA website.

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.

LUNCHEON: At 12:15 p.m. Saturday, January 9. The speaker will be Richard W. Bailey, Fred Newton Scott Collegiate Professor of English Language and Literature emeritus at the University of Michigan and ADS Delegate to the American Council of Learned Societies. Menu and cost will be announced later. Students who are members of ADS may attend free. Reservations may be made in advance with ADS Executive Secretary Allan Metcalf at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). WOTY: This time, in addition to choosing Words of the Year 2009, we will also have the solemn responsibility of choosing a Word of the Decade 2000–2009. The nominating meeting is at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, and the final vote at 5:30 p.m. Friday (see the full schedule). All members and friends are invited to participate.