What a donation to the American Dialect Society can do

Dear members and friends of the American Dialect Society,

I’m writing to ask you to consider a donation to the Society, which can now be accomplished from this website using PayPal or a credit card.

The Society has a mission to promote and support scholarship on the languages of North America, and a primary related goal is to encourage the interaction among all scholars, from students to professors emeriti to independent linguists.

Among the endeavors your gift will help to fund are:

  • Student travel awards, which enable students to attend and participate in our annual meeting.
  • Presidential awards, which provide four-year Society memberships to students.
  • Our annual luncheon, which students are invited to attend free of charge.

The American Dialect Society is a non-profit organization that relies heavily on volunteers and donors. Your gift in any amount is very much appreciated.

Thank you for your consideration.

My best wishes,





Julie Roberts
Executive Director
American Dialect Society