The 2009 English Language in Great Britain Study Abroad group kissed the Blarney Stone in Ireland for good luck. This program offers students the chance to study the many varieties of the English Language in Ireland, Wales, England, and Scotland. For more information about this program visit http://linguistics.byu.edu/elangbritain/.
Mark Davies recently received a large two-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) (see http://www.neh.gov/files/press-release/march2015grantsstatebystate.pdf).
Click here for more information: http://linguistics.byu.edu/mdcorpusgrant/
Oh, I don't know.... How about work for Google!! Just ask Lehla Kisor, one of our linguistics majors who will graduate this month and then start full-time with Google. She began with an internship over a year ago, and now she's got a fantastic career ahead of her!
Click here for more information: http://linguistics.byu.edu/SeniorJobSpotlight/
Dr. Janis Nuckolls and her students interview an Ecuadorian woman in the Amazon. The Ecuador Study Abroad gives students a unique opportunity to do field work for six weeks in the summer under the expert supervision of Dr. Nuckolls. For more information about this program visit http://linguistics.byu.edu/ecuadorsa/
Dr. Mark Davies from the linguistics department at BYU just helped release the new BYU Wikipedia Corpus
We have just recently released the BYU Wikipedia Corpus, which is composed of 1.9 billion words in 4.4 million articles. With this new corpus, you can now search Wikipedia in the same way that you can search other corpa from BYU - by word and phrase, part of pseech, variable strings, synonyms, comparisons of words, collocates, and concordance lines.
For more information see http://linguistics.byu.edu//news/692/
Brent Laing was recently spotlighted by BYU's Graduate Studies Office for his research on forensic linguistics. Click through to read the full story: http://linguistics.byu.edu//news/678/
Congratulations to the winners of the outstanding thesis awards!
Rui Judy Ma - TESOL
Christian Wagner - Linguistics