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About the American Dialect Society

The American Dialect Society, founded in 1889, is dedicated to the study of the English language in North America, and of other languages, or dialects of other languages, influencing it or influenced by it. Our members include academics and amateurs, professors and students, professionals and dilettantes, teachers and writers, undergraduates and graduates. Anyone can join the society!

Current officers and editorial board.

Benefits of membership include:

Become a member online or download the print-and-mail membership form. Special student membership rate: $25!