Date: Mon, 8 Apr 1996 14:53:00 EST
From: simon[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CVAX.IPFW.INDIANA.EDU
Subject: Re: books by Chambers and by Chaika
For my 300 level (undergrad) 600 level (grad) Language and Society,
I used Wardaugh as the required text, Chaika (3rd edition) as the
I find that while I like the text of Chaika, I'm not wild about the
organization of the material, and where some things turn up. On the
other hand (not exactly other hand, but), the Wardaugh presentation
seems to assume previous knowledge.
I'm still working with "all" of them, I usu have Romaine and Holmes
and Wardaugh and Chaika out on the table most of the time. And I'm
supplementing like crazy.
The St. Martin's Press people were here the other day to see "what we
wanted". I showed the Dialects and American English and asked if they
could put this back in print. (Does it work like that?)