Call for Papers: Language Variation and Change in the United States

The American Dialect Society, Midwest Region With the Midwest Modern Language Association 10-13 November 2005

The Pfister Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Papers dealing with varieties of English and other languages spoken in the United States will be considered. 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, linguistics in the schools, critical discourse analysis, or narratology. April 15, 2005 is the deadline for 300-word abstracts. Email submissions only.

Send abstracts to:

Kathryn Remlinger
American Dialect Society, Midwest Secretary
Grand Valley State University,
Allendale, Michigan
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