Date: Mon, 28 Oct 1996 10:08:16 -0600

From: Gregory Pulliam gpulliam[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CHARLIE.CNS.IIT.EDU

Subject: text query

I'm teaching a course for the first time next semester--"The American

Language." It's a no pre-requisite introductory course, the first half of

which will deal with history of the English language, and the second will

be devoted to English in North America--more or less an intro to

regional/social dialects here. Does anyone have an text

suggestions--especially for the dialect portion of the course, but I'm also

open to suggestions for the HotEL portion. I understand Wolfram's

"Dialects and American English" is out of print--I had been planning on

using it, but now am somewhat perplexed.

Thank you in advance for any and all suggestions.

Greg Pulliam


Illinois Institute of Technology