Ferguson is also widely noted for his seminal article on diglossia, published in 1959 and (reprinted since then in other publications) and frequently cited by others, listed by Google Scholar
as having been cited over 6,000 times.
Life and education
Charles Albert Ferguson was born in Philadelphia
, Pennsylvania in 1921. He had an early curiosity for language, system, and order which led him to explore foreign languages through Oriental Studies at the University of Pennsylvania
(BA 1942, MA 1943 with a thesis on the Moroccan Arabic Verb; PhD 1945 with a dissertation on Standard Colloquial Bengali).
- ^ Google Scholar entry
- ^ "Memorial resolution: Charles A. Ferguson (1921-1998)", Stanford University news, Stanford Report, May 19, 1999
- Ferguson, Charles A. 1959. Diglossia. Word 15: 325-340.
- Ferguson, Charles. 1976. The Ethiopian Language Area. Language In Ethiopia, ed. by M. Lionel Bender, J. Donald Bowen, R.L. Cooper, Charles A. Ferguson, pp. 63–76. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Fishman, Joshua. 2000. "Obituary: Charles A. Ferguson, 1921-1998: An Appreciation," Journal of Sociolinguistics 4/1: 121-128.
- Fishman, Joshua, et al., eds. 1986. The Fergusonian impact: in honor of Charles A. Ferguson on the occasion of his 65th birthday. (Contributions to the sociology of language, 42.) Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
- Huebner, Thom. 1999. "Obituary Charles Albert Ferguson". Language in Society 28: 431-437.
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