Date: Mon, 8 May 1995 17:10:17 -0400

From: "Christopher R. Coolidge" ccoolidg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MOOSE.UVM.EDU

Subject: Re: Textbook Query

On Mon, 8 May 1995, Wayne Glowka wrote:

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 very good for the beginning to intermediate under-

graduate level. The prof in Intro to Language here at UVM used it in his

class, and I got an A- after being out of college for ten years. It's one

of the few textbooks that's actually a fun and even humorous read. (The

prof in question, James Lubker is friend of the Fromkin family; his daugh-

ter Desa is mentioned in the book a couple of times, in a couple of the

syntactical examples)

Wayne Glowka

Professor of English

Director of Research and Graduate Student Services

Georgia College

Milledgeville, GA 31061