Date: Tue, 7 Jan 1997 08:53:58 CST From: Ellen Johnson 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. Ellen.Johnson[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]