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Sun Sep 30 2007

Qs: Sociolinguistics Texts for Undergraduates?

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        1.    Daryl Gordon, Sociolinguistics Texts for Undergraduates?

Message 1: Sociolinguistics Texts for Undergraduates?
Date: 28-Sep-2007
From: Daryl Gordon <dgordonadelphi.edu>
Subject: Sociolinguistics Texts for Undergraduates?
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Hello all,

I'm writing to ask for some suggestions for a sociolinguistics text
appropriate for undergraduates. The course is for undergraduate students
(mostly sophomore or junior) who are in a 5 year program in which they’ll
get both their B.A. and teaching certification. Most of the students will
not be ESL/bilingual teachers, but the idea of the course is to expose them
to issues and basic concepts of linguistic diversity, dialect variation,
language and culture, linguistic change, etc.

I'm looking for an enaging, accessibly written text which is a good
introduction to socioling. concepts for undergrads who are totally new to
the field. Also, if anyone is willing to share syllabi for similar
courses, that would be much appreciated. (I checked linguist list for
syllabi, but it wasn't very helpful as many of the links are no longer

I'd be happy to compile suggestions received and share with others who
might be interested.

All best,

Daryl Gordon

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

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