Charles DeBose

Charles DeBose

Title: Adjunct Professor
Dept/Program: English
Office: Olin 343


Charles DeBose was born in Mer Rouge Louisiana and raised in Akron, Ohio. He completed a BA at the University of Akron in 1962 with a major in Spanish, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic. He earned his Ph.D. in linguistics from Stanford University in 1975, and held faculty positions at California State University Fresno and The University of California Berkeley before joining the English faculty at California State University East Bay. He is author of The Sociology of African American Language: A Language Planning Perspective (Palgrave Macmillan 2005); Speech, Language, Learning, and the African American Child (Allyn and Bacon 1998; co-authors Jean Van Keulen and Gloria Weddington); and a number of book chapters, journal articles and reviews.


Stanford University