Date: Sat, 6 Apr 1996 12:26:04 -0500
From: BARBARA HILL HUDSON BHHUDSON[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GROVE.IUP.EDU
Subject: books by Chambers and by Chaika
I have ordered an examination copy of J.K. Chambers' book: Sociolinguistic
theory: Linguistic variation and its social significance (Blackwell Pubs,
1995). I haven't read it, but I wonder if it might be suitable for an
introduction to sociolinguistics class (many of the students will not have much
I also know that there is a third edition of Chaika's introductory book,
Language, the social mirror (?).
Have any of you read or reviewed or heard anything about these books?