Date: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 11:49:56 -0500

From: Allan Metcalf AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: ADS Constitution & Bylaws

Oops! Ron Butters has pointed out a neglected matter. It has been a long time

since we published the ADS constitution and bylaws. If you religiously (or

even sacrilegiously) save back issues of NADS, you'll find these documents in

23.1 (January 1991) 10-12. But to make them more available, I'm sending the

complete text to Natalie and asking her to put it on our Web site.

The C & B are too long to stuff in everyone's e-mailbox, but if you would

like an e-mail copy, send me a message and I'll oblige.

Meanwhile, here is the Constitutional statement Ron asked about:


The American Dialect Society is organized in the interest of the academic

community and not for profit. Its object is the study of the English language

in North America, together with other languages or dialects of other

languages influencing it or influenced by it.

- Allan Metcalf, ADS Executive Secretary AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]