Date: Mon, 13 Mar 1995 16:04:49 -0500 From: AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM Subject: One Week to December Members of the American Dialect Society (and would-be's): Please keep in mind that you have just a week to meet the deadline for proposals for our annual meeting in Chicago, December 27-30. From the notice in the January newsletter, p. 3, you will recall that program chair Walt Wolfram is planning a special focus on dialect obsolescence; that there will be a session with the American Name Society, where without having to be schizophrenic you can present one paper simultaneously to both groups; and that there will be other sessions suited for any appropriate topic. Also, you can propose something for our one session with the Modern Language Association, which will be meeting a few blocks away. And then we hope to have a program with the Linguistic Society, January 4-7 in San Diego. As it says in the newsletter, you are encouraged to make a proposal even if you do not have a paper fully developed. You're welcome to send it by e-mail. Anyhow, just keep in mind that we need it by Monday, March 20. Season's greetings - Allan Metcalf