Date: Mon, 8 May 1995 11:04:52 EDT From: Terry Lynn Irons Subject: Re: Textbook Query Wayne Glowka asks, > 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? > > I have used Fromkin and Rodman in several editions. I find that each successive one gets a little sloppier than the one before. There has been no serious revision of the core parts of the book (phonology, morphology, or syntax) to reflect advances in those areas. A better text, I think, is the second edition of Finegan's text, Language or some such. In addition, it has a workbook from which you can duplicate materials without violating copy right restrictions (if you are using the primary text). Or you could use the whole thing. I think Finegan's chapters on social and historical aspects of language are better than F & R. Terry Irons -- (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*) Terry Lynn Irons t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Voice Mail: (606) 783-5164 Snail Mail: UPO 604 Morehead, KY 40351 (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)