Date: Mon, 8 Apr 1996 12:53:11 -0500
From: "Timothy C. Frazer" mftcf[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU
Subject: Re: books by Chambers and by Chaika
On Sat, 6 Apr 1996, BARBARA HILL HUDSON wrote:
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 (?).
I have used various editions olf Chaika for years. Whatever its problems
might be, its the only one students find readable.