Date: Tue, 9 Apr 1996 11:04:21 -0500 From: Rick Arons Subject: Re: books by Chambers and by Chaika I've tried Wardhaugh, and students tend to yawn (though I like it). In January for an intro course (students had no background in linguistics or sociolinguistics) I used Holmes, "An introduction to sociolinguistics", with an extra chapter from Romaine and one from Wardhaugh. Students liked the book a lot. Rick Arons St. John's University