[Ads-l] Linguistics 101 Textbook Suggestions

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 2 13:38:09 UTC 2017

I used George Yule's _The Study of Language_, by George Yule, Cambridge UP,
now in its 6th edition.

The early eds. I used were unusually concise and lucid, and often very
amusing.  It was great for an intro course.

Students *enjoyed* reading it.


On Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 9:30 AM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

> Lx 101 textbook?  First started years ago with the hot textbooks du jour.
> Boring. Irrelevant to general population not feeding into pc graduate
> schools. Eventually, created a variable packet that I liked and could be
> dumbed down enough to satisfy the clientele (students & Complaints Dept.).
> Don't know if you can do it anymore, but the ol' xerox machine did the
> trick, and it was legal. There must be a "Lx 4 Dummies" out there, anyway.
> (Egad! There is!)
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