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

linguistic background).

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.

Tim Frazer