Date: Mon, 8 Apr 1996 12:53:11 -0500 From: "Timothy C. Frazer" 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