Founded more than a century ago, the American Dialect Society is dedicated to the study of the English language in North America and in other parts of the world, including the study of other languages, or dialects of other languages, that influence or are influenced by the English language.
Benefits of Membership
• One-year subscription to American Speech (four issues), one of the foremost publications in the field of linguistics and dialectology since its founding in 1925
• The opportunity to present a paper or serve as chair or discussant for conference sessions at the ADS annual meeting
• A complimentary copy of the annual monograph Publication of the American Dialect Society (PADS), which presents longer works by American Dialect Society members
• Connection to an invaluable forum of dialectologists, sociolinguists, and other scholars interested in the study of the English language
For more information, please visit the American Dialect Society's Web site.
A Quarterly of Linguistic Usage published on behalf of the American Dialect Society
American Speech has been one of the foremost publications in its field since its founding in 1925. The journal is concerned principally with the English language in the Western Hemisphere, although articles dealing with English in other parts of the world, the influence of other languages by or on English, and linguistic theory are also published. The journal is not committed to any particular theoretical framework, and issues often contain contributions that appeal to a readership wider than the linguistic studies community. Regular features include a book review section and a “Miscellany” section devoted to brief essays and notes.
Annual membership in the American Dialect Society includes a subscription to American Speech with electronic access through a combination of HighWire Press and JSTOR, as well as a copy of the Publication of the American Dialect Society (PADS), an annual supplement.
Abstractors and Indexers:
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President: Connie C. Eble, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
President Elect: Luanne von Schneidemesser, Dictionary of American Regional English
Past President: William A. Kretzschmar Jr., University of Georgia
Vice President for Communications and Technology: Grant Barrett, Wordnik.com
Executive Secretary: Allan Metcalf, MacMurray College
Delegate to the ACLS: Richard W. Bailey, University of Michigan
Executive Council Members
Charles Boberg, McGill University (2009)
Sali A. Tagliamonte, University of Toronto (2010)
Benjamin Zimmer, Visual Thesaurus (2011)
Julie Roberts, University of Vermont (2012)
Joan H. Hall, Dictionary of American Regional English (chair)
William A. Kretzschmar Jr., University of Georgia
Richard W. Bailey, University of Michigan
Editor, PADS: Robert Bayley, University of California, Davis