Sociolinguistic Perspectives: Papers on Language in Society, 1959-1994

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byCharles A. FergusonEditorThom Huebner

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The work of the linguist Charles A. Ferguson spans more than three decades, and is remarkable for having been consistently at the forefront of scholarship on the relationship between language and society. This volume collects his most influential and seminal papers, each having expanded theparameters of sociolinguistics and the sociology of language. Taken together, they cover a wide range of topics and issues, and, more importantly, reflect the intellectual progress of a founder of the sociolinguistic field. The volume is divided thematically into four sections, and an introductionby Thom Huebner outlines the evolution of Ferguson's ideas and the impact they have had on other scholars. This book is essential reading for everyone interested in the field of sociolinguistics.

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The work of the linguist Charles A. Ferguson spans more than three decades, and is remarkable for having been consistently at the forefront of scholarship on the relationship between language and society. This volume collects his most influential and seminal papers, each having expanded theparameters of sociolinguistics and the sociolo...

Charles A. Ferguson is at Stanford University (Emeritus). Thom Huebner is at San Jose State University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9.17 × 6.14 × 0.91 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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"This collection of articles, along with Huebner's discussion of Feruson's impact on the field, is a fitting tribute to a scholar who delicately combined 'impeccable academic rigor, professional integrity, and human kindness.'"--Language in Society