Department of
Linguistics and English Language

Dallin Dixon Oaks — Associate Professor
English Language

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Contact Information

Office: 4075 JFSB

Phone: 422-6369

Email: dallin_oaks@byu.edu

Vita: Link to Vita

Biography:


Dallin D. Oaks teaches primarily English linguistics courses in the department, including courses in traditional grammar and usage, history of the English language, early modern English, structure of English, and Old English. He has a BA degree in English Teaching from BYU (1984), an MA degree in linguistics (applied linguistics emphasis) from the University of Utah (1986), and a Ph.D. in English (English linguistics) from Purdue University (1990). Professor Oaks's research interests include historical linguistics, the structure of English, and linguistic applications. He has published three books: Linguistics at Work: A Reader of Applications (published by Harcourt Brace, 1998); An Introductory English Grammar (co-authored with Norman C. Stageberg and published by Harcourt Brace, 2000); and Structural Ambiguity in English: An Applied Grammatical Inventory (published by Continuum, 2010). Professor Oaks has articles appearing in a variety of journals, including General Linguistics, Reading Research and Instruction, the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, Humor: International Journal of Humor Research, the Southern Journal of Linguistics, and the Journal of Advertising Education.


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Structural Ambiguity in English