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Title: Re: Sociolinguistics: Course in American Dialects
Submitter: Geoff Nathan
Description: I will be teaching a course in American Dialects in the Winter semester
and was wondering whether anyone had suggestions, sample syllabi, and
especially sample assignments/paper topics or textbook suggestions (in
addition to Wolfram & Schilling-Estes, which I will use).

As always, write to me off-line and I'll report back my results.
Date Posted: 17-Oct-2011
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Discipline of Linguistics
LL Issue: 22.4053
Posted: 17-Oct-2011

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