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

Title Language structure and language use / essays, by Charles A. Ferguson ; Selected and introduced by Anwar S. Dil
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1971


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Description xiv, 327 pages ; 24 cm
Series Language science and national development
Language science and national development.
Contents Diglossia.--Linguistic diversity in South Asia.--The language factor in national development.--Background to second language problems.--Problems of teaching languages with diglossia.--Assumptions about nasals: a sample study in phonological universals.--Linguistic theory and language learning.--Baby talk in six languages.--Applied linguistics.--On sociolinguistically oriented language surveys.--National sociolinguistic profile formulas.--Sentence deviance in linguistics and language teaching.--St. Stefan of Perm and applied linguistics.--Language development.--Contrastive analysis and language development.--Contrasting patterns of literacy acquisition in a multilingual nation.--Absence of copula and the notion of simplicity: a study of normal speech, baby talk, foreigner talk, and pidgins.--A role of Arabic in Ethiopia: a sociolinguistic perspective.--Bibliography of Charles A. Ferguson's works, compiled by A. S. Dil (p. [313]-327)
Notes Bibliography of Charles A. Ferguson's Works: p. 313-327
Bibliography Includes bibliographies
Subject Language and languages.
Author Dil, Anwar S., 1928-
LC no. 79150322
ISBN 0804707804