Featured Linguist!

Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!

"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

Donate Now | Visit the Fund Drive Homepage

Amount Raised:


Still Needed:


Can anyone overtake Syntax in the Subfield Challenge ?

Grad School Challenge Leader: University of Washington

Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info

New from Oxford University Press!


What is English? And Why Should We Care?

By: Tim William Machan

To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.

New from Cambridge University Press!


Medical Writing in Early Modern English

Edited by Irma Taavitsainen and Paivi Pahta

This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.

Summary Details

Query:   Sociolinguistics/TESL Text
Author:  mfinney mfinney
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Applied Linguistics

Summary:   I posted a request a couple of weeks ago for suggestions on a
recent sociolinguistics/TESL text. I wish to extend thanks to the
following for their suggestions and comments:

Feng-Ling Margaret Johnson
Andreas Schramm
Dorine Houston
Julie Whitlow
Gayle Nelson
Patricia McCoy
Ben Larson
Robert Bayley
Janet Benger

I appologize for any name I may have left out.

The popular choice for such a text was "Sociolinguistics and Language
Teacing", C.U.P. by S. McKay and N. Hornberger. The most recent
edition is 1996.

The next popular choice was "Sociolinguistics and TESOL", 1989. by N.
Wolfson (the text I used last year). It was still recommended in spite
of the date of the most recent edition - 1989.

Other texts recommended were:

Culture Bound: Bridging the Cultural Gap in Language Teaching." By J.
Merrill Valdes

Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language." By E. Hoffman

Hunger of Memory." By R. Rodriguez

"The Multicultural Classroom." 1992. By P. Richard-Amato & M. Snow

"An Introduction to Sociolinguistics." By R. Wardhaugh.

Once again, thanks to all who responded to my request.

Malcolm Finney

LL Issue: 8.631
Date Posted: 30-Apr-1997
Original Query: Read original query


Sums main page