Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 12:01:19 -0600
Subject: Call for papers


Midwest Regional Meeting
of the American Dialect Society

in association with MMLA

November 5 - 7, 1998

Regal Riverfront Hotel
St. Louis, Missouri

Colleagues are invited to submit abstracts for the annual Midwest Regional
Meeting of the American Dialect Society, to be held this year in St.
Louis, Missouri, November 5 - 7. The session theme is open, and abstracts
from faculty and students are welcome. (Topics with a regional flavor
include, among many others, perspectives on German-American speech
communities, AAVE, and the life of language along the Mississippi.)

The Society's meeting is held in association with the annual meeting of
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA), which offers a full slate of
sessions on topics in literature and, on a more limited basis, topics in
linguistics. The conference will be held at the Regal Riverfront Hotel, a
setting that offers participants, at day's end, the opportunity to enjoy
the laziness of an autumn Mississippi--riverboats, restaurants, park
benches, and fall colors.

Submit a 150-word abstract by March 8, 1998, to:

Anna Fellegy
Department of English
207 Lind Hall
207 Church Street SE
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0134

E-mail submissions to: felle001[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

Notice of acceptance will be mailed by March 20, 1998