Date: Tue, 7 Jan 1997 08:53:58 CST

From: Ellen Johnson Ellen.Johnson[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]WKU.EDU

Subject: Re: text for language and gender

If you are focusing on lg. variation in the class, the small book by

Jennifer Coates (Longman) *Women, Men, and Language* is great. I

especially like the first chapter on what people, from das Volk to

Jesperson and beyond, have said historically about gendered lg. diffs.

For a more general text, both in terms of audience interest and

covering a wider range of socioling. topics, including more on

discourse, lg. socialization, lg. and power, etc, I like Tannen's *You

just don't understand* for undergrads.