Date: Mon, 8 May 1995 02:00:00 LCL From: "M. Lynne Murphy" <104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA> 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