Language in Society


Obituary: Charles Albert Ferguson July 6, 1921 – September 2, 1998

Thom  Huebner a1
a1 San Jose State University


With the death of Charles Albert Ferguson (“Fergie” to his friends, colleagues, and students) on September 2, 1998, in Palo Alto, California, at the age of seventy-seven, the field of sociolinguistics lost a scholar of unusual depth, breadth, integrity, and kindness.