Date: Mon, 17 Jul 1995 17:52:56 -0500
From: mai kuha mkuha[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SILVER.UCS.INDIANA.EDU
Subject: Case studies needed
I'm preparing to teach an introductory course in language variation, and
I'd like to get your help. Could you recommend any case studies,
either from published sources or from your own experience, that would be
appropriate for class discussion?
What I'm looking for in a case study is a description of a real
situation, preferably a somewhat controversial one. Ideally, it would
include some background information, a description of the conflicts
involved, the sequence of events up to a point where a decision is
needed, and a description of the actual decision taken.
Since the course is on language variation, relevant case studies would
include anecdotes on discrimination in the workplace or in the
educational system because of language choice or dialect choice, or
cases involving difficult decisions in language planning or language
I've never used case studies before, so advice and comments are also
welcome! My address is
mkuha[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]silver.ucs.indiana.edu
Thanks for your help.