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

The American Dialect Society, Midwest Region with the Midwest Modern Language Association, 9-12 November 2006, The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois.

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, linguistics in the schools, critical discourse analysis, or narratology.

April 15, 2006 is the deadline for 300-word abstracts. Email submissions only.

Send abstracts to:

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