Date: Mon, 26 Sep 1994 19:42:06 -0500

From: "Timothy C. Frazer" mftcf[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU

Subject: Re: intro linguistics texts

We need an intro text which is not written for beginning linguistics

majors, but for students who have no idea what the topic is, are not

intellectually adventurous, who need to see in every page what the topic

means in their lives. For sociolinguiistics, Elaine Chaika's text does

this better than any I have seen, but we need one which works as well in

a general intro to the discipline.

Tim Frazer

On Mon, 26 Sep 1994, Alan R Slotkin wrote:

I've been using the Fromkin/Rodman 5th ed. in my intro. course. I'm fed up

with its misprints, etc. 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

language/linguistics knowledge/background.

Thanks in advance.

Alan Slotkin