Date: Tue, 20 Dec 1994 17:15:02 -0500
From: "Bethany Dumas, UTK" DUMASB[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTKVX.BITNET
Subject: Relationship of ADS to MLA/LSA
I greatly appreciate the careful articulation of issues discussed in
Dennis Preston's reent post about the future home of ADS. I also am
persuaded by his arguments.
I came into linguistics by way of dialect geography (thank you, Roger SHuy,
Fred Cassidy, Gary Underwood, and Raven McDavid) and early sociolinguistics
(thank you, Roger Shuy, Gary Underwood, and Bill Stewart) and through
the Int'l Conferences in Canada with early professional membership in
ADS. I would LOVE to be back in the fold. But several years ago it
became clear that I could not both honor a primary commitment to
linguistics and also remain active in MLA. So I opted for LSA with all
that that has implied in terms of conference attendance.
(And MLA really is too big and really does meet at a dreadful time of
Bethany Dumas = dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]utkvx.utk.edu