End of ADS-L Digest - 27 Sep 1994 to 28 Sep 1994 ************************************************ There are 6 messages totalling 135 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Textbooks for Sociolinguistics (4) 2. letter frequency 3. nibby ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 29 Sep 1994 10:03:35 -0500 From: Natalie Maynor 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 Society_). --Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)