Date: Thu, 22 Dec 1994 22:25:20 -0600 From: "Robert . Bayley" Subject: LSA, NWAV, MLA, etc. I want to add one more voice in support of Dennis Preston's arguments for holding ADS meetings with LSA. Like Peter Patrick, I have never attended MLA and have no attention of doing so. I do attend NWAV regularly and find it the most important conference of the year. I agree that the generally loose structure of NWAV, however, does not seem to have a place for ADS to run its own program. Many of the ADS members participating in NWAV are already on the regular program in any case. That leaves LSA, which offers far more on the program than MLA is ever likely to have, especially since the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics meets regularly with LSA. As to Bill's suggestion that ADS hold its own meeting separate from either MLA or LSA -- one more meeting is too much to handle in these days of very reduced travel budgets. -Bob Bayley Division of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX 78249-0653 email: rbayley[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]