Date: Fri, 9 Jan 1998 14:20:44 PST8 From: Simonie Hodges Subject: RMMLA/ADS call for papers *****************Papers Solicited for the 1998 RMMLA Conference***************** Conjoint Meeting: American Dialect Society: Session Chair, Simonie Hodges Georgetown University 2525 Farmcrest Dr. #328 Herndon, VA 20171 USA This session showcases papers on various aspects of American dialects. Examples of previous paper topics include: dialects of Utah, the use of formal and informal pronouns "You" in Spanish speaking cities, Jamaican English in historical plays, and sweet carbonated beverage isoglosses in the U.S. We hope that you will propose a paper for the 1998 RMMLA (Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association) conference in Salt Lake City. Please address your proposal to the Chair of the appropriate session. Proposals based on a 300-word abstract are due to the session Chair no later than 15 February 1998. These proposals must be sent on paper and on 3.5" disk (preferably IBM-compatible format). If you would like the disk returned to you, please enclose a stamped, self- addressed envelope. You will be notified of the Chair's decision by 15 March 1998. Complete versions of accepted papers are due to the Chair by 15 August (paper and disk copy). Visit the RMMLA website at for more details on the other topics at the conference. ---------Guidelines for Papers and Presenters at the RMMLA Conference----------- We would appreciate your following a few RMMLA rules regarding papers presented at our conference. RMMLA is an organization for its members. You MUST be a member in good standing to present a paper. Your membership must be current by 1 April 1998 to have your name appear in the program. You may not read papers in more than one session. It is courteous to notify the Chair if you submit to more than one session. If you have two papers accepted, please decide which you will give, and notify both Chairs, as well as the RMMLA Secretariat. If we discover the duplication and are not able to reach you, we will have to choose for you. Members who propose papers are expected to attend the Convention to read at the scheduled time. No more than two members of the same institution may appear on any panel. No one's name may appear on the program more than twice (i.e. as a Chair and a presenter; appearance as a Secretary is not considered). Please notify the Chair and the RMMLA Secretariat immediately if you find you are unable to present. It is the policy of the RMMLA not to have papers read in absentia. (NB: RMMLA DUE DATES represent dates for receipt. Please allow adequate time when mailing overseas or to distant addresses.) Proposals for papers for the 1998 convention are due to the Chairs no later than 15 February 1998, because Chairs must have the program copy for their sessions in the hands of the Executive Director by 1 March 1998. This timeline is critical for setting and finalizing the program. Thank You In Advance For Your Cooperation.