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Regional Meetings Announced

October 20th, 2004 Comments Off on Regional Meetings Announced

Rocky Mountain

In association with RMMLA, Sept. 30–Oct. 2; Boulder, Colorado, Millennium Harvest House Hotel.

March 1 is the deadline for paper proposals based on a 300-word abstract and a 50-word description to the meeting chair, Thomas E. Murray, Dept. of English, Kansas State Univ., Manhattan KS 66506-0701; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); phone 785-532-2164; fax 785-532-2192.

ADS Regional Secretary 2004–2005: Mary Morzinski, Dept. of English, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse WI 54601; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Membership in RMMLA is $30 faculty members, $20 students and emeritus. Write RMMLA, Washington State Univ., P.O. Box 642610, Pullman WA 99164-2610; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); http://rmmla.wsu.edu/rmmla/; phone (509) 335-4198; fax (509) 335-6635 ext. 54198.

Future meeting: 2005 Oct. 20–22, Coeur d’ Alene Resort on the Lake, Idaho.

South Central

In association with SCMLA, Oct. 28–30; Radisson Hotel New Orleans.

March 15 is the deadline for papers or 500-word abstracts to the meeting chair, Olin R. Bjork, Dept. of English, Univ. of Texas-Austin, 1 University Station B5000, Austin, TX 78712; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Secretary: Michael R. Dressman, Univ. of Houston. This year’s topic is open.

ADS Regional Secretary 2003-2004: Michael R. Dressman, Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Houston-Downtown, One Main Street, Houston TX 77002; phone (713) 221-8009; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

iMembership/i in SCMLA is $30 full professors, $25 associate and assistant professors, $20 instructors and students. Write SCMLA Membership Secretary, Dept. of English, Texas A&M Univ., 4227 TAMU, College Station TX 77843-4227; phone (979) 845-7041; fax (979) 862-2292;http://www-english.tamu.edu/scmla/; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Future Meetings: 2005 Oct. 27–29 Houston, Warwick Hotel; 2006 Oct. 26–28, Fort Worth, Radisson Plaza Hotel.

Midwest

In association with MMLA, Nov. 4–7; St. Louis, Hyatt Regency.

April 15 is the deadline for 300-word abstracts on the topic of “Language Variation and Change in the United States” to the meeting chair, Kathyrn Remlinger, Associate Professor, Dept. of English, Grand Valley State Univ., 1 Campus Dr., Allendale MI 49401; phone 616-331-3122, fax 616-331-3430, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). E-mail submissions are preferred.

Papers dealing with varieties of English or other languages spoken in the United States will be considered. Presentations may be based in traditional dialectology, or in other areas of language variation and change, including sociolinguistics, historical, anthropological, folk linguistics, language and gender, critical discourse analysis, or narratology.

Membership in MMLA is $35 full and associate professors, $30 assistant professors and school teachers, $20 adjunct and part-time faculty, $15 students, retired, and unemployed. Write MMLA, 302 English-Philosophy Bldg., U. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1408; phone 319-335-0331; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); http://www.uiowa.edu/~mmla/.

Future meeting: 2005 Nov. 10–14, Milwaukee, Pfister Hotel.

South Atlantic

In association with SAMLA, Nov. 12–14; Roanoke, Virginia, Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center.

Theme: Hispanic Englishes in the South Atlantic States.

March 31 is the deadline for abstracts. Presentations (15 minutes, with 5 minutes for questions) dealing with the theme are especially encouraged. Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words, including references, preferably in Word format attached to e-mail. Send them to the meeting chair, Christine Mallinson (North Carolina State Univ.), .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

ADS Regional Secretary 2003–2004: Michael Picone, Dept. of Romance Languages and Classics, Univ. of Alabama, Box 870246, Tuscaloosa AL 35406-0246; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Nominating committee: Catherine Evans Davies (U. of Alabama, chair), Crawford Feagin (Arlington, Virginia), Lamont Antieau (U. of Georgia).

Membership in SAMLA is $40 individual ($30 first year), $25 graduate student, adjunct, and emeritus. Write SAMLA, Georgia State Univ., University Plaza, Atlanta GA 30303-3083; phone (404) 651-2693; www.samla.org; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Future meeting: 2005 Nov. 4–6 Atlanta, Sheraton Colony Square.

ADS at MLA

March 20 is the deadline for proposals for ADS sessions at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association in Phialdelphia, Dec. 27–30. Send abstracts to ADS program chair Michael Adams (Albright Coll.), .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

You must be an MLA member to present a paper at the MLA convention, and your membership must be registered by 1 April 2004 for this year’s convention.

Michael Adams notes: “Year by year, fewer ADS members attend the MLA convention. It has become increasingly difficult to fill the ADS sessions at MLA, as a result. If you are planning to attend, please submit an abstract so that American speech continues to be an aspect of the MLA program. Our sessions are always well-attended; MLA members are clearly interested in what ADS members have to say about American speech, but they won’t hear anything if we can’t fill the sessions with interesting papers.”

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