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

Works: 84 works in 516 publications in 4 languages and 8,940 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  History  Conversation and phrase books  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: P377, 401.9
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Most widely held works about Charles A Ferguson
Most widely held works by Charles A Ferguson
Language in the USA by Charles A Ferguson( Book )

36 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 1,254 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 )

28 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 )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 1971 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universals of human language( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 587 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 )

10 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 514 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)
Crosscurrents in second language acquisition and linguistic theories by Thom Huebner( Book )

17 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 296 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)
Agreement in natural language : approaches, theories, descriptions( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phonological development : models, research, implications by Phonological development( Book )

12 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 234 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)
Current trends in linguistics by Thomas A Sebeok( Book )

40 editions published between 1963 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Current trends in linguistics.-v.3
Linguistic diversity in South Asia: studies in regional, social, and functional variation by Charles A Ferguson( Book )

11 editions published in 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Damascus Arabic by Charles A Ferguson( Book )

17 editions published between 1960 and 1965 in 3 languages and held by 126 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 )

15 editions published between 1960 and 1964 in 4 languages and held by 116 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)
Contributions to Arabic linguistics by Richard S Harrell( Book )

16 editions published between 1960 and 1964 in 3 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Languages of the Middle East by Charles A Ferguson( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Paper written by Ferguson as a student in Social Sciences 127, Fall 1956, at Harvard University
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Language in the USA
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Charles A. Ferguson Amerikaans taalkundige (1921-1998)

Charles A. Ferguson US-amerikanischer Linguist

Ferguson, Charles

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Ferguson, Charles A. 1921-1998

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

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

Ferguson, Charles Albert

Ferguson, Charles Albert 1921

Ferguson, Charles Albert 1921-1998

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