Date: Fri, 11 Oct 1996 09:07:47 -0400
From: Allan Metcalf AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: American Dialect Society newsletter
On October 11, copies of the 32-page Newsletter of the American Dialect
Society went out in first-class US Mail (and airmail overseas) to the 500 odd
scholars and language savants who belong to the American Dialect Society. The
newsletter is where you'll find program details of coming regional and
national meetings; calls for papers for meetings next year; directory of
members; notices of new books by members; and the latest news about the
Dictionary of American Regional English, whose third volume is to be
published next month.
The back page of this issue features a coupon that will save you $15 on the
price of DARE III - as well as the two previous volumes, if you don't have
If you aren't yet an ADS member, you can get an invitation and a copy of
this issue by sending me your s-mail address. Or you can leap directly into
membership by sending $30 annual dues ($15 for students) to
American Dialect Society
Allan Metcalf, Executive Secretary
MacMurray College English Department
Jacksonville, Illinois 62650
AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]aol.com
Here is just one of the many announcements in the newsletter:
The 11th Biennial meeting of the Dictionary Society of North America will
be hosted by the Dictionary of American Regional English at the University of
Wisconsin, Madison, Thursday through Saturday, May 29-31, 1997.
For many years, ADS has been happy to designate DSNA as our own official
Summer Meeting, since membership and interests of the two societies happily
intertwine. Attendance is about 75 and there is only one session at a time,
allowing opportunity for everyone to get acquainted. Most of the makers of
American dictionaries attend, as do most of the scholars who study them.
The banquet will be a "Traditional Wisconsin Picnic, including a Door
County Fish Boil."
January 31 is the deadline for two copies of a one-page abstract to
co-chairs Joan Houston Hall and Luanne von Schneidemesser at DARE, 6125 Helen
White Hall, 600 N. Park St., Madison, WI 53706, or by e-mail to
jdhall[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]facstaff.wisc.edu. Papers may address any aspect of dictionaries or
lexicography, either historical or contemporary.