Date: Mon, 8 May 1995 02:00:00 LCL


Subject: Re: Textbook Query

Book orders are due tomorrow. Finally, after fifteen years of wishing,

I'll be teaching linguistics to sophomores in the fall. A colleague and I

are thinking of using Fromkin and Rodman. Has anyone used this text? How

did it work? Is there perhaps a better text to use?

fromkin and rodman is a little shallow--otherwise good. if you

expect sophomores to go a little more in-depth, then i enjoy (except

for a few quibbles) o'grady, dobrovolsky, and aronoff _contemporary

linguistics (2nd ed.)_ (st. martin's press). we're still getting it

for our first year class even though there was a mix up this year

because it's mysteriously not in the st. martin'ss catalogue.

my suggestion should be qualified, though--i only teach parts of the

course (intro, neuroling, animal comm, morph, & semantics), so i

judge the book just on this basis.

lynne murphy