Date: Mon, 26 Sep 1994 17:06:49 -0700 From: THOMAS CLARK 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 > language/linguistics knowledge/background. 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... Cheers, tlc