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

them yet.

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


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] Papers may address any aspect of dictionaries or

lexicography, either historical or contemporary.