From Thursday, January 6, 2011, through Saturday, January 8, in Pittsburgh, the American Dialect Society will hold its annual meeting, hosted as usual by the Linguistic Society of America. Read the full meeting schedule and abstracts. Updated: The schedule has been updated to reflect changes and cancellations.
HOTEL: This year it will be the Grand Pittsburgh Downtown Hotel, recently divorced from the Hilton chain, at 600 Commonwealth Place in Pittsburgh. Go to the LSA website, http://www.lsadc.org, for special LSA rates, available also to ADS members: $99 per night for a single or double, $134 for the Executive Level, $149 for a Junior Suite, provided you reserve by December 16.
REGISTRATION: As guests of the Linguistic Society, we must register with them. Thankfully, ADS members may preregister (deadline: December 20) at the LSA members’ rate, even if they are not LSA members: $140 for regular members, $60 for students, $70 for under-/unemployed. To preregister at these rates, go to this web page: http://www.lsadc.org/meetings/registration1.cfm?type=ssm.