Nominations Sought for Outstanding Students

American Dialect Society President Joan Houston Hall invites nominations of excellent students for three Presidential Honorary Memberships, to be awarded at the Society’s January 2006 annual meeting in Albuquerque. Presidential Honorary Memberships entitle the recipients to four years of complimentary membership from 2006 to 2009. Recipients who attend the annual meeting will also be guests at the Society’s annual luncheon and will be recognized publicly on that occasion. The aim of the awards is to encourage interest and participation of our best prospects.

Any ADS member may nominate a student, graduate or undergraduate, who shows outstanding aptitude for and interest in our field. There is no application form. Instead, the sponsoring ADS member is asked to send a letter detailing the nominee’s qualifications, together with supporting materials (if possible) such as a paper written under the sponsor’s supervision. Hall’s postal address is 6125 Helen White Hall, 600 North Park Street, Madison, WI 53706.

If you wish, you are welcome to send a preliminary inquiry to Hall at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) . Deadline for submitting nominations is December 9, 2005.