Date: Mon, 5 Dec 1994 12:08:00 CST
From: Edward Callary TB0EXC1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]NIU.BITNET
Subject: Re: Sweet home Chicago '95
There are a number of reasons the American Name Society
has considered cutting all ties with MLA. Among the
more often cited are:
1. the punitively early deadlines,
2. the (demeaning) fact that we are an 'associated' organization,
3. the impression that 'MLA' stands for Modern Literature
Association, where language is tolerated rather than accepted.
4. the gestapo environment at MLA meetings, where entrance
to sessions - even ANS sessions - is controlled by grad
There are other arguments; these come most quickly to mind.