Date: Mon, 8 Apr 1996 16:39:13 -0500

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: books by Chambers and by Chaika

I used Wardaugh as the required text, Chaika (3rd edition) as the


I wish Wardhaugh and Chaika would mate (the books, that is) and produce

an offspring that had the substance of Wardhaugh and the readability of

Chaika. I've tried both and have not been totally happy with either of

them. Wardhaugh seems to have gone out of his way to make a potentially

interesting subject as boring as possible. Chaika, OTOH, doesn't include

quite as much depth or detail as I'd like to see in a textbook. (And she

lost credibility in my eyes with whatever that was she said about dogs --

we discussed it on the list a couple of years ago -- something like we

can't use the word "energetic" in referring to a dog.)

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]