Call for Papers: Annual Meeting 2004

The American Dialect Society will hold its next annual meeting in Boston, January 8-10, 2004, at the Sheraton Boston with our host the Linguistic Society of America.

Friday, August 15 is the deadline for proposals for that meeting. Send 150-300 word abstracts by to Executive Secretary Allan Metcalf. Along with your proposal, tell us if you will need a tape or CD player. All sessions will have an overhead projector.

Proposals will be judged anonymously by a committee chaired by ADS vice president Joan Hall. If your proposal is accepted, you’ll be asked for an abstract of no more than 200 words for the LSA program.

We will follow the usual outline for our meeting: program sessions Thursday afternoon, Friday afternoon, and Saturday morning and afternoon; open Executive Council meeting early Friday morning, and Annual Business Meeting early Saturday morning; Words of the Year nominations late Friday morning and final vote late Friday afternoon, followed by our Bring-Your-Own-Book exhibit and reception. Charles Meyer of the U. of Massachusetts at Boston will be the speaker at our luncheon on Saturday.