Date: Wed, 7 Dec 1994 18:34:46 -0500
From: "Peter L. Patrick" PPATRICK[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GUVAX.BITNET
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.