Date: Fri, 23 Dec 1994 17:06:29 -0800
From: THOMAS CLARK tlc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]NEVADA.EDU
Subject: Where and When and Who
Having paid close attention to the various points concerning
MLA/LSA/NVAV/Other Venue, I have already cast my vote with those in favor
of meeting with LSA. I would like to point out to Bill that I am "An
English Department Oriented Member" who teaches language variation and
grad courses demonstrating the service of linguistics to literature
("Linguistics and Poetics" and "Linguistics and Prosody").
Also, speaking as a lexicographer, I can assure you that I do
lexicographical things and lexicology with the Dictionary Society of
North America (DSNA), which meets every two years in early summer or late
summer (next meeting at Case Western Reserve University, July 20-22, 1995).
So I fit two of those categories, Bill, but still insist the future of
the ADS lies within striking distance of LSA.
Allan Metcalf may want to call for a mail ballot of the membership,
presenting all the arguments for the various times and places. I
nominate Dennis P to write the position for the LSA stance. I also think
that the mail ballot should have a stamped envelope for return, to ensure
a higher return rate of ballots, and that the ballot should be a separate
mailing from the newsletter.
tlc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]nevada.edu