William G Eggington
Office: 4064C JFSB
Commonly Taught Courses:
Elang 223 Introduction to Language Elang 324 History of the English Language Elang 325 English Grammar an d Usage Elang 326 Semantics Elang 362 Discourse Analysis Elang 495 Senior Seminar (Forensic Linguistics) Ling 550 Sociolinguistics
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William Eggington, originally from Australia, is an applied sociolinguist with research interests in language planning and policy, contrastive rhetoric and forensic linguistics. He has co-edited five books: • Directions in Applied Linguistics. P. Bruthiaux, D. Atkinson, W. Eggington, W. Grabe, V. Ramanathan (eds). London: Multilingual Matters, 2005. • The Sociopolitics of English Language Teaching. J. Kelly-Hall and W. Eggington (eds.), London: Multilingual Matters 2000. • Language Policy: Dominant English, Pluralist Challenges. W. Eggington and H. Wren (eds.), Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Co. 1997. • Language: Maintenance, Power and Education in Australian Aboriginal Contexts. C. Walton and W. Eggington (eds..)., Darwin, Australia: Northern Territory University Press. 1990. • Names in Mormon Practice and Belief. Dallin D. Oaks and William G. Eggington (eds.). New York: Edwin Mellin Press (under contract). He has also published numerous journal articles and book chapters in volumes published by Cambridge, Multilingual Matters, Addison Wesley, Holt Rinehart, Macmillan, H. Buske, and various national and international university and professional association presses. From 2003 to 2006, he served as a member of the board of directors of TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and chaired the TESOL 2005 conference in San Antonio, Texas with approximately 8,000 participants. Prior to coming to BYU in 1989, he taught applied linguistics at the Northern Territory University in Australia. He received his MA and PhD in Linguistics from the University of Southern California.