This is the first release of the schedule for the American Dialect Society’s annual meeting in Portland, Ore., January 8-11, 2015, held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. More information about the conference (including hotel information) is here http://www.linguisticsociety.org/event/lsa-2015-annual-meeting.
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Open meeting; all members welcome. Chair: ADS President Jesse Sheidlower.
Nominating Committee Report
The American Dialect Society nominating committee (Connie Eble, chair; Luanne von Schneidemesser, David Bowie) proposes:
- Vice President and program chair for two-year term 2015-16, succeeding to the presidency 2017-18: Sali Tagliamonte, University of Toronto.
- Member of the Executive Council for four-year term 2015-18: Sonja Lanehart, University of Texas at San Antonio.
- Member at large of the Nominating Committee for two-year term 2015-16: Betsy Evans, University of Washington.
Additional nominations may be made by a petition signed by at least ten members in good standing, to be received by the Executive Secretary no later than December 17.
Those elected take office after the conclusion of the 2015 Annual Meeting.
Annual Business Meeting
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Most of the business of the Society is conducted at the preceding Executive Council meeting, to which all members are invited (see above). But it is this Business Meeting that elects new ADS officers.
ADS Session 1
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.,
4:00 Jack Grieve (Aston University): Mapping lexical spread in American English
4:30 Taylor Jones (University of Pennsylvania) ‘Yeen kno nun bout dat’: Using Twitter to map AAVE dialect regions
5:00 Tracy Conner (University of Massachusetts Amherst): Ellipsis licensing and copula/possessive optionality in African American English
5:30 Erica Britt (University of Michigan-Flint): Preaching, performance, and the comedy of Richard Pryor
Words of the Year Nominations
6:15 – 7:15 p.m.
Chair: Ben Zimmer, Vocabulary.com.
Open meeting of the New Words committee; ADS members and friends welcome. This meeting reviews nominations for Words of the Year 2012. Final candidates will be identified in preparation for the vote at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
(Sister Society Meet and Greet Reception)
8:30 – 10:00 p.m.,
Friday, January 9
ADS Session 2: Speech in the Western States
Chair: Betsy Evans (University of Washington)
8:30 Kara Becker, Anna Aden, Katelyn Best, Haley Jacobson (all Reed College): Variation in West Coast English: The case of Oregon.
9:00 Valerie Fridland (University of Nevada Reno), Tyler Kendall (University of Oregon), Craig Fickle (University of Oregon): It’s Nev-ae- da, not nev- ah- da!
9:30 Robert Kennedy (University of California, Santa Barbara), James Grama (University of Hawai‘i at Manoa), Heather Llewellyn (University of California, Santa Barbara): On the nucleus-offglide trajectory of the mid-back rounded vowel in California English.
10:00 Annette D’Onofrio, Penelope Eckert, Robert Podesva, Teresa Pratt, Janneke Van Hofwegen (all Stanford University): Low vowel variation in California
10:30 Alicia Beckford-Wassink (University of Washington ): Vowel raising in Washington State: What’s the BAG deal?
ADS Session 3
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
11:30 Charles Boberg (McGill University): World War I and the consolidation of Canadian English
12:00 Matt Hunt Gardner (University of Toronto), Sali A. Tagliamonte (University of Toronto): The bike, the back, and the boyfriend: Confronting the “definite article conspiracy” in Canadian and British English.
ADS Session 4
1:30–3:00 p.m., Teaching Panel
Chair: Anne Curzan (University of Michigan).
1:30 Robert Bayley, Chelsea Escalante, Renee Kemp, Alex Mendes, Emily Moline (all University of California, Davis): Where have all the participles went? Using Twitter data to teach multivariate analysis
2:00 Dan Villarreal University of California Davis), Ariel Loring (California State University Sacramento): Teaching world Englishes to undergradtuates: Tensions and pedagogical insights
2:30 Kelly Abrams (U. of Wisconsin): Discovering DARE: Creating a DARE Curriculum for secondary and postsecondary coursework
ADS Session 5
3:30 Laurence Horn, Jim Wood, Raffaella Zanuttini, Grace Brody, Laura DiNardo,Luke Lindemann (all Yale University): Here’s us a new methodology: the Southern Presentative Dative meets Mechanical Turk
4:00 Paulina Bounds (Tennessee Tech University), Jacqueline Hettel (Arizona State University): Signal-to-noise ratio in creation of perceptual maps
4:30 Allison Burkette (University of Mississippi), Lamont Antieau (Anvil Editing): Individual language as a complex system
Words of the Year Vote
5:30 – 6:30 p.m
Words in half a dozen categories as well as a Word (or Phrase) of the Year 2014 will be chosen from the slate of nominees determined at Thursday evening’s meeting. Before each vote, brief statements will be invited from advocates for or against the candidates.
The hour will begin with the American Name Society’s vote on its choice of Name of the Year. All ADS members, ANS members, and friends are welcome to participate.
Bring-Your-Own-Book Exhibit and Reception
Saturday, January 10
ADS Session 6
8:30 Lara Downing (The Ohio State University): “Dutchified” English among the Mennonites of Ohio
9:00 David Durian (Northern Illinois University):Revisiting the development of the Northern Cities Shift in late 19th and early 20th Century Chicago: Another Look at Pederson’s PEMC data, DARE, and LANCS
9:30 Kelly Abrams, Tom Purnell (both University of Wisconsin-Madison): Locating the Appalachian dialect boundary in Maryland: Morpho-syntactic evidence.
ADS Session 7
10:30 a.m.–12:00 noon,
10:30 Phillip Carter, Salvatore Callesano (both Florida International University): Perceiving Spanish in Miami: The interaction of top-down and bottom-up stimuli
11:00 Mary Kohn (Kansas State University), Erin Callahan (Western Carolina University): Local and supra-local variation in Latino English
11:30 Phillip M. Carter, Nandi Sims, Lydda López (all Florida International University): Spanish substrate influence on Miami Latino English
ADS Annual Luncheon
Cost is $40. Students who are members of ADS may attend free. Reservations may be made in advance with ADS Executive Secretary Allan Metcalf at email@example.com.
We are pleased to announce that the speaker at the American Dialect Society annual luncheon in Skyline 1 at the Hilton Portland on Saturday, January 10, at 12:15 p.m. will be Ceil Lucas, emerita professor at Gallaudet University. Her topic is “Black ASL: The Socio-Historical Context.” Cost is $40. Students who are members of ADS may attend free. Reservations may be made in advance with ADS Executive Secretary Allan Metcalf at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An ASL interpreter will be provided.
ADS Session 8
2:00 Katie Carmichael (Virginia Tech): “I’m so New Orleans, when I go out of town people ask me if I’m Canadian”: Canadian Raising as an innovation in New Orleans English
2:30 Janelle Serediak, Alexandra D’Arcy (both University of Victoria: Old njooz or noo nooz? A diachronic look at yod dropping.
3:00 Sky Onosson (University of Victoria), Becky Roeder (University of North Carolina Charlotte), Alexandra D’Arcy (University of Victoria): City, province, or region? What do the vowels of Victoria tell us?
3:30 Burns Cooper, Siri Tuttle (both University of Alaska Fairbanks): Front vowels in Fairbanks
Sunday, January 11
ADS Session 9:
8:30 Joel Schneier (North Carolina State University): Style-shifting in texting: Quantitative evidence from an elicitation experiment
9:00 Jon Forrest (North Carolina State University): Frequency effects and vowel lenition in (ING)
9:30 Ruth Maddeaux (University of Toronto):Me, myself & I: The role of the untriggered reflexive in the English pronominal system
10:00 Jennifer Renn (Center for Applied Linguistics): Investigating the relationship between African American English use and early literacy skills
ADS Session 10
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
11:00 Emily Nguyen (New York University): L-vocalization among Vietnamese Americans in Minnesota
11:30 Danielle Schuld, Joe Salmons (both University of Wisconsin-Madison): Hearing a new accent: Changing perceptions of Wisconsin English over time
12:00 Paul Reed (University of South Carolina): Appalachian local orientation and intonation: A sociophonetic account