Date: Mon, 5 Dec 1994 12:08:00 CST From: Edward Callary Subject: Re: Sweet home Chicago '95 Tim: 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 student guards. There are other arguments; these come most quickly to mind. Cheers, Edward Callary