In association with RMMLA, Sept. 30–Oct. 2; Boulder, Colorado, Millennium Harvest House Hotel.
Future meeting: 2005 Oct. 20–22, Coeur d’ Alene Resort on the Lake, Idaho.
In association with SCMLA, Oct. 28–30; Radisson Hotel New Orleans.
Secretary: Michael R. Dressman, Univ. of Houston. This year’s topic is open.
Future Meetings: 2005 Oct. 27–29 Houston, Warwick Hotel; 2006 Oct. 26–28, Fort Worth, Radisson Plaza Hotel.
In association with MMLA, Nov. 4–7; St. Louis, Hyatt Regency.
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.
Future meeting: 2005 Nov. 10–14, Milwaukee, Pfister Hotel.
In association with SAMLA, Nov. 12–14; Roanoke, Virginia, Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center.
Theme: Hispanic Englishes in the South Atlantic States.
Nominating committee: Catherine Evans Davies (U. of Alabama, chair), Crawford Feagin (Arlington, Virginia), Lamont Antieau (U. of Georgia).
Future meeting: 2005 Nov. 4–6 Atlanta, Sheraton Colony Square.
ADS at MLA
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.”