Date: Sun, 22 Oct 1995 23:10:37 EST


Subject: ADS-L session at M/MLA

Dear ADS Members and Friends,

The ADS session of the M/MLA meets on Friday, November 3, from

12:30 to 2:00 PM in Pavilion G. I encourage anyone who is going

to the conference to attend the session. The panel participants,

Tim Frazer, Tom Murray, Charles Boberg, and William Labov, are

each presenting intriguing data and insights pertaining not only

to "Midland" dialect in particular, but also to questions about

changes at various levels of American English.

The American Name Society meets directly after the ADS session,

from 2:15 to 3:45 in Pavilion Suite 3.

Don Lance made the following suggestion to me, and I'd like to

propose it to the group, that we get together for a late

afternoon something, or for dinner. If you have a preference,

please contact me. I'll suggest a time and place at the end of

Friday's session. (Don actually suggested lunch or dinner, but

will y'all be there by, say, 10 am?)


Beth Simon, tin-eared ADS Midwest Regional Secretary

Assistant Professor, English and Linguistics

Indiana University - Purdue University at Fort Wayne

simon[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]cvax.ipfw.indiana