Call for Papers: Midwest Regional Meeting, Cincinnati, Nov. 8-11, 2012

You are invited to submit a paper for the Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Dialect Society.

Topic: Social Factors in Language Variation and Language Attitudes

The American Dialect Society (ADS), Midwest Region

November 8-11, 2012
Held with the Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Cincinnati, 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, or critical discourse analysis.

Abstract Submission Deadline: April 30, 2012

Abstract Specifications: Email submissions only. Abstract should be an attachment of 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.) in the attached file. Include contact information, affiliation, and abstract title in the body of your email.

Erica J. Benson
American Dialect Society, Midwest Secretary
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Membership to ADS is recommended. Membership is $50 ($25 for students) 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). Membership information and application.

If accepted to the conference, membership to MMLA and registration to the MMLA convention are required. Membership is $60 for full professors, $55 for associate professors, $50 for assistant professors, $35 for part-time faculty, and $30 for students, independent scholars, and retirees. Discounts are available for multi-year memberships. Membership and registration Information on the MMLA website.