Date: Tue, 29 Oct 1996 00:38:19 -0500
From: "Peter L. Patrick" PPATRICK[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GUVAX.ACC.GEORGETOWN.EDU
Subject: Re: text query
The practically-venerable Chambers and Trudgill is not meant to survey
US dialects, and doesn't. But it has several other excellent and
still-unsurpassed qualities, I think. One is its very clear writing
which informs without condescending-- challenging for undergrads,
perhaps, but not too much. I'd only use several chapters, but you
might want to consider it.
J. Chambers & P. Trudgill, Dialectology. 1980. Cambridge UP.
I've been waiting for Walt (and Natalie Schilling-Estes) to revise the
1991 book so we can all use it again! but I guess it won't be this