Date: Thu, 11 May 1995 07:58:00 -0500 From: Ron Rabin Subject: Re: Lgstcs in the core curric. I'd like to offer an introductory sociolinguistics course and would appreciate suggestions for texts or small collections of paperbacks to use. The course would enroll freshmen to seniors and probably be lecture format. I would also appreciate suggestions from those who teach/taught such a course on ways students enjoy having emphasis placed: social structure for the society as a whole, for ethnic groups (including settlement patterns), particular ethnic groups (Afro-Americans in the inner-city or rural), socio-economic distinctions, etc. Or perhaps a more anthropological approach looking at cultural functions and the integration of language into cultural rules generally. Ron Rabin Buffalo State College