Date: Fri, 23 Dec 1994 17:06:29 -0800 From: THOMAS CLARK 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. Cheers, tlc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]