Date: Tue, 14 Mar 1995 15:06:34 -0500


Subject: Re: language and society text

Ralph Fasold's address here is fasold[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE], or

Linguistics Dept., Georgetown University, Washington DC 20057-1068.

The questions mentioned are actually included in the first book, but

not in the second (1990). I've used both volumes in grad and undergrad

courses-- much to Ralph's embarrassment, but they are extremely

useful-- and find them a nice pair for a grad survey, and rather too

much depth for an undergrad one, though I still use selected chapters

to supplement other texts such as Wardhaugh (not that I'm happy with

any of the texts for undergrads yet).

I just got a new flyer for Wayne Glowka's and Don Lance's

"Language Variation in N. American english" from the MLA with a sale

price for MLA or LSA members of $15.80. Meant to buy it before,

certainly will now. Who's used this, for what classes, and how has it

worked out? Looks excellent too! [but why don't ADS members get a