Date: Thu, 29 Sep 1994 10:03:35 -0500

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Textbooks for Sociolinguistics

As long as we're on a textbook thread, do any of you have suggestions

for Sociolinguistics? I've got to turn in a book order for it next week.

The two times I've taught the course before I've used Wardhaugh. Although

it works ok, the students find it a bit dry and boring. So do I. I've

thought about using Fasold but don't want to make the students buy two

books and am not sure that buying just one of the two would give a full

enough view (_Sociolinguistics of Language_ and _Sociolinguistics of


--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]