Date: Wed, 7 Dec 1994 18:34:46 -0500


Subject: Re: The ADS crystal ball

Among all the senior ADS members my comment shouldn't carry too much

weight-- the onl;y time I've gone to an ADS meeting was when it

co-occurred with LSA in the late 80s. I don't even like to go to the

LSA very much, partly because of the big-city (often, big-cold-city)

restriction. So I very much like the idea of having an independent ADS

meeting in a mid-sized or even small city. I doubt I'd be able to go

every year, though, and favor an every-other-year schedule, which

might give time to plan really good themes (I vote for odd years-- in

even years I try to go to the Society for Caribbean Linguistics, which

eats up my year's travel budget before Labor Day!). Maybe it would

make sense for ADS to co-meet with SMALLER meetings if they want us

and if we need bigger numbers?

About "ads" on ADS-L: what if we requested people, on the

honor system, to submit them to the list-person? Natalie, would that

be too much trouble for you? It might sort out the dross. Then again

it might not work for the unscrupulous. But things like what Ecoling

circulated are fine with me. Could there be a separate group, ADS-ADS,

that people could choose to receive or not (if we got a lot of 'em)?

I don't know the mechanics of this stuff.