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Ferguson, Charles A. (Charles Albert) 1921-1998

Works: 115 works in 624 publications in 6 languages and 12,759 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Conversation and phrase books  History  Abstracts  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: P118, 410
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Sociolinguistic perspectives : papers on language in society, 1959-1994 by Charles A Ferguson( )

24 editions published between 1959 and 1996 in English and held by 1,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of the most influential work of the distinguished sociolinguist Charles A. Ferguson, ranging from studies of baby talk across cultures, to analyses of the impact of literacy and religion on nations across the world
Crosscurrents in second language acquisition and linguistic theories by Thom Huebner( )

18 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language in the USA by Charles A Ferguson( Book )

42 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grouped under four headings -- American English, Languages before English, Languages after English and Language in use -- these essays lay to rest some myths about the monolingual nature of language in America and set forth the problems that must be confronted as a consequence of language and cultural pluralism. The essays of the first group range from U.S. language heritage to black American language. The second group deals with American Indian languages and New World Spanish. The last two groups deal with ethnic language varieties and various other topics
Linguistics in South Asia by Charles A Ferguson( )

7 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talking to children : language input and acquisition : papers from a conference sponsored by the Committee on Sociolinguistics of the Social Science Research Council (USA) by Catherine E Snow( Book )

32 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies of child language development by Charles A Ferguson( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language structure and language use : essays by Charles A Ferguson( Book )

29 editions published between 1971 and 1985 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universals of human language( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 46 papers in this 4-volume collection pro-vide clear and certain evidence that the search for "implicational universals" of human language (that is, for valid empirical generalizations such as "if property Y exists in a language, then property X must exist as well") has established itself, once and for all, as a powerful and dynamic force in modern linguistics. Concomitantly, the collection attests to a broadened use among scholars engaged in universals re-search of a theoretical and methodological strategy-pioneered, elaborated, and most extensively applied by Joseph Greenberg- that contrasts in fundamental respects with procedures favored by generative grammarians. Finally, and most impressive of all, the papers present abundant "results," a profusion of concrete findings that should persuade even the most hardened skeptics that implicational principles have a great deal to tell about what human language is and how it got to be that way. -- from (May 21, 2014)
Language problems of developing nations by Joshua A Fishman( Book )

11 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of the papers in this collection were presented at a conference on language problems of the developing nations at Airlie House, Warrenton, Virginia in November 1966. This conference was one of the several organized and sponsored by the Committee on Sociolinguistics of the Social Science Research Council in its effort to promote interdisciplinary research and training. The phenomena of the birth and rebirth of nations, peoples, and languages are not only provocative but basic to an understanding of social change, national integration, and language development. The introductory section of this volume presents papers by J.A. Fishman, J. Das Gupta, and C.A. Ferguson. Part ii (Language and National Development) contains papers by J.A. Fishman, H. Kloss, D. Rustow, A. Tabouret-Keller, P. Alexandre, C.F. Gallagher, J. Das Gupta, J.J. Gumperz, B. Jernudd, A.A. Mazrui, J.N. Paden, and P.L.van den Berghe. Selections in Part iii (Language Planning, Standardization, and Policy) are by R.G. Armstrong, H. Blanc, C.A. Ferguson, E. Haugen, J.V. Neustupny, E. Polome, A. Valdman, W.H. Whiteley, S.A. Wurm, and P. Zima. Part iv (Literature and Education) papers are by J. Bowers, D.H. Burns, L. Harries, R.B. Le Page, H. Passin, C.H. Prator, and J. Rubin. Part v (Integrative Summary) is by J.A. Fishman. Author and subject indexes conclude the volume. (Amm)
Child phonology by Grace H Yeni-Komshian( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agreement in natural language : approaches, theories, descriptions( Book )

16 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language surveys in developing nations : papers and reports on sociolinguistic surveys by Sirapi Ohannessian( Book )

8 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a selection of papers prepared for a conference on sociolinguistically oriented language surveys organized by the Center for Applied Linguistics and held in New York in September 1971. The purpose of the conference was to review the role and function of such language surveys in the light of surveys conducted in recent years. The selection is intended to give a general picture of such surveys to the layman and to reflect the aims of the conference. The papers deal with scope, problems, uses, organization, and techniques of surveys, and descriptions of particular surveys, and are mostly related to the Eastern Africa Survey. The authors of these selections are: Charles A. Ferguson, Ashok R. Kelkar, J. Donald Bowen, Edgar C. Polome, Sirarpi Ohannessian, Gilbert Ansre, Probodh B. Pandit, William D. Reyburn, Bonifacio P. Sibayan, Clifford H. Prator, Mervyn C. Alleyne, M.L. Bender, R.L. Cooper and Joshua A. Fishman. (Author/AM)
Phonological development : models, research, implications by Phonological development( Book )

13 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fergusonian impact : in honor of Charles A. Ferguson on the occasion of his 65th birthday( Book )

25 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linguistic reading lists for teachers of modern languages: French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish by Center for Applied Linguistics( Book )

14 editions published in 1963 in 3 languages and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a collection of bibliographies designed as a basic professional reference library for teachers of the five modern foreign languages most commonly taught in the United States. After a general reading list, the bibliographies are divided according to the language they deal with: (1) French, by Andre Martinet and Stanley Lampach; (2) German, by Herbert L. Kufner and William G. Moulton; (3) Italian, by Frederick B. Agard and Robert J. Di Pietro; (4) Russian: Edward Stankiewicz and Dean S. Worth; and (5) Spanish, by William A. Stewart. Virtually all of the entries are annotated. A wide variety of topics are dealt with, including bibliographies, contrastive studies, dialectology, grammatical studies, historical treatments, lexical studies, orthography, pedagogical materials, phonetics, phonology, semantics, statistical works, stylistics and syntax. (Author/RM)
Structuralist studies in Arabic linguistics : Charles A. Ferguson's papers, 1954-1994 by Charles A Ferguson( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and Italian and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Containing Charles Ferguson's papers on Arabic linguistics, this volume addresses issues of continuing concern in phonology, syntax, historical linguistics, and sociolinguistics." "The introduction provides a biographical sketch, including excerpts from interviews with Ferguson in which he discusses his career and dealings with Arabic. A critical overview precedes each of the four sections (Diachronica, Phonology, Register and Genre, and General)." "This work fills an important gap in the history of linguistics in documenting much of the career and contributions of a formative figure in American linguistics. In addition to updating Ferguson's articles, the volume preserves Ferguson's reflections on the events, personalities, relationships, and issues at the time he wrote the articles, as well as on subsequent developments. A unique and fascinating picture of a pioneer linguist."--Jacket
Theoretical foundations by Charles A Ferguson( Book )

23 editions published between 1966 and 2019 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Damascus Arabic by Charles A Ferguson( Book )

19 editions published between 1960 and 1965 in 3 languages and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document was prepared as a textbook for an intensive course in the spoken arabic language of damascus, syria. Contained in the text are detailed grammatical information, structural and pronunciation information, and a cumulative arabic-english vocabulary. (Jh)
Lessons in contemporary Arabic by Charles A Ferguson( Book )

18 editions published between 1960 and 1964 in 4 languages and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This course of lessons in Arabic is intended for use in semi-intensive or intensive courses (6 to 8 hours a week) at the college level for Americans who want to learn the kind of Arabic used today throughout the Arab world for writing and formal speaking. This volume consists of eight lessons, about half of the full textbook as planned. The course presupposes a foundation in the Arabic sound and writing systems; no explanations are given in these areas. Each lesson consists of five main parts: (1) the Basic Sentences, a set of natural Arabic sentences on a certain topic; (2) the Grammar Notes, a set of explanations of features of the grammatical structure of the language which have appeared in the Basic Sentences; (3) the Drills, exercises of various kinds devised to drill the student on the features of grammar and vocabulary learned up to that point; (4) the Supplementary Sentences, containing familiar words and constructions in new combinations; and (5) a Vocabulary of all the new words occurring in that lesson, with their English equivalents. The course is intended to be used with a qualified instructor. (Author/AM)
Linguistic diversity in South Asia: studies in regional, social, and functional variation by Charles A Ferguson( Book )

8 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Language in the USA
Language in the USAUniversals of human languageChild phonologyPhonological development : models, research, implicationsStructuralist studies in Arabic linguistics : Charles A. Ferguson's papers, 1954-1994
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Charles A. Ferguson US-amerikanischer Linguist

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Firǧisūn, Tšārlz A. 1921-1998

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