Date: Mon, 26 Sep 1994 17:06:49 -0700
From: THOMAS CLARK tlc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]NEVADA.EDU
Subject: Re: intro linguistics texts
On Mon, 26 Sep 1994, Alan R Slotkin wrote:
I'd appreciate any suggestions that members of the
list might have for a replacement text--while the course is taught on the
400 level, it is populated by students with relatively little
This semester I am using Ed Finegan's Language: its Structure and Use.
I am using it primarily because it comes with a workbook by
Frommer and Finegan.
I call this my "baby linguistics class" because it is for rank beginners.
So far I like it fine, and the students appreciate the structured
workbook approach. And they are thrilled to be able to tell Mom
that they are "doing linguistic problems in Japanese, Hebrew, and all
manner of exotic languages as well as English.
Now, if I can only get them to understand allophones of phonemes...