Date: Sat, 6 Apr 1996 12:26:04 -0500 From: BARBARA HILL HUDSON 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 linguistic background). 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?