Apr 18, 2013 – Brigham Award Winner - Marv Gardner
Each year, the Brigham Awards seek to recognize five BYU students, faculty, or staff for their genuine commitment, example, and contributions to others throughout the world and/or the BYU community. The awards will be given to those who demonstrate consistent qualities of selflessness, charity, and service to others. This year, our professor Marv Gardner was given this distinguished award along with four other students. Congratulations!
Apr 1, 2013 – April Scholarships
Check out these scholarships in April!
Mar 8, 2013 – Article about Dr. Skousen's BOM Lectures
Check out this Deseret News articles about Dr. Royal Skousen's Book of Mormon lectures. Please join us for the last one on Tuesday, March 12 at 7pm in the Gordon B. Hinckley Center at BYU.
Feb 20, 2013 – What's Your Genre? A Seminar
What's Your Genre? A Pre-Professional Editing Seminar
Thursday, February 21 from 5 to 6pm in 3250 WSC
Feb 7, 2013 – Book of Mormon Lecture Series
25 Years of Research: What We Have Learned About the Book of Mormon
Dr. Royal Skousen will present three lectures about his research with the Critical Text Project.
Click through to see specific dates. Check our Facebook page for lecture abstracts: www.facebook.com/BYULingElang
Jan 16, 2013 – ELang in Britain Study Abroad Kick-Off
Come mingle with past directors and participants!
Join us for a panel of former directors and students who will answer all your questions about this seven-week summer program in Ireland, Wales, England, and Scotland.
Thursday, January 24th
Treats provided. Bring your friends!
Jan 1, 2013 – BYU Community Outreach Day
On January 21st we will be celebrating Martin Luther King Day with our two annual programs, Community Outreach Day and The Walk of Life. Community Outreach Day is a campus and community-wide service project, spanning from Orem to Springville, done in the memory of Dr. King. Organized by the Y-Serve office, it gives students, faculty, and community members the opportunity to work together on projects benefiting both local organization and needy from all over the world. Those who are interested should arrive at the Wilkinson Center at 8:30 a.m. to register for a service project and enjoy juice and doughnuts. All projects will end around 12:00 p.m.
For more information, please contact Karina Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org
5:30 that evening Multicultural Student Services will begin the Walk of Life, which celebrates the life and mission of Dr. King. The Walk begins with a candlelight procession starting at the Carillion Bell Tower and proceeds to the Wilkinson Center, where a commemorative program will begin at 6:00 p.m. The commemoration will feature speakers and a musical number touching on the themes and consequences of Dr. King's legacy.
For more information, please contact Justin Chang at email@example.com
Nov 29, 2012 – Film Premiere A Story About the Garifuna
Film Premiere: A Story About the Garifuna
Thursday, December 6th, 2012, 7:00 PM
Jesse Knight Building auditorium, room 1102
Admission is free.
Click "More" to view the trailer.
Nov 28, 2012 – CASC December Workshops
Free workshops in 2590 WSC hosted by the Career and Academic Success Center. For more information, call 801.422.2689 or visit casc.byu.edu
Nov 26, 2012 – Santa Claus Editing Workshops
Activities: Workshops on résumés, cover letters, portfolios, job interviews, and editing tests
Other activities: Eating sandwiches and ice cream; playing word games
Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Time: 5–7 p.m.
Place: 3222 WSC
We hope to see you there.
Nov 12, 2012 – 2012 Internships with HELP International
**INFORMATION SESSION** Wednesday, November 14, 6:00pm, WSC 3215 - Refreshments will be served
These are the internship placements available with HELP International for the summer of 2013. Interns placed in these positions will work primarily at their internship location, living with either the HELP team in the local community, or in approved internship housing with the partner organization in-country. Individuals are always welcome to receive internship credit through the traditional HELP model, living with a team of individuals in a HELP house, working on a variety of projects day-by-day.
Nov 2, 2012 – Metaphor and Creativity Lecture
Guest Lecture Series: Martin Hyatt, Ph.D will present "Metaphor and Creativity". Click to read full abstract and lecturer bio.
Nov 2, 2012 – Upcoming Scholarships
November Upcoming Scholarships
Oct 24, 2012 – Devotional Address by Department Chair
Dr. William G. Eggington, Chair of the Linguistics and English Language Department, gave a devotional address at BYU on 8 November 2011 titled "Ye Are No More Strangers and Foreigners". It is now available online.
Sep 18, 2012 – International Law and Religion Symposium
To the College of Humanities,
I am writing as a representative of the committee organizing the International Law and Religion Symposium at BYU's law school this year. The symposium will take place from Oct. 7-10, and it is a great opportunity for members of the BYU community to become involved in the cause of religious freedom.
We want to encourage undergraduate student participation more than we have in the past and especially want to invite those learning the languages spoken by some of the delegates who will be speaking--distinguished professors, researchers, and governmental representatives from over 30 countries will be in attendance--to participate.
I have attached our official flyer. We would greatly appreciate it if you could pass the flyer along to professors so that they can in turn get the word out to students who would be interested in and benefitted by particpating in the symposium.
Thank you very much,
The Law and Religion Symposium Executive Committee
Sep 17, 2012 – Humanities Internship Information Fair
Interested in the College of Humanities? Are you apart of the college of humanities and looking for internship opportunities? Come to the Humanities+ Internship Information Fair to see what is available.
Sep 13, 2012 – Ideophones in Bodily Experiences...
This paper outlines a typology for verbs occurring with ideophones (words that communicate, through imitative simulations, the vivid impressions of sensory experience) in the Pastaza dialect of Ecuadorian Quichua.
Sep 7, 2012 – Washington Seminar Info. Meeting
Washington Seminar Information Meeting on September 13th and 14th. Come check out this great opportunity!
Jul 26, 2012 – Emily Dickinson’s Maternal Ancestors
In this publication, Dr. Cynthia Hallen examine's Emily Dickinson's Direct Line Maternal Ancestors. Click on the link to read more.
Jun 26, 2012 – Great Thesis Propsal from New Admit
Rachel Tui Smith, from New Zealand, plans to complete her TESOL MA here at BYU. Her thesis is a plan to create tools to help missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who teach English in foreign countries. Check out the full article.
Jun 26, 2012 – Saving Endangered Languages
Google is working with the Endangered Languages Project to help preserve at risk, endangered, and severly endangered languages. Check out the full article which also provides a link to an interactive map.
May 21, 2012 – What's in a Name? Sebus
Check out this article about proper names in the Book of Mormon from the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship.
May 15, 2012 – Fulbright Fellowship
The Fulbright Fellowship funds a year of study or research in over 140 countries for graduating seniors and graduate students. BYU Deadline: September 21, 2012
For more information, visit: http://opsf.byu.edu/content/fulbright
May 15, 2012 – Scholarships for Study in UK
Would you like to do graduate work in the United Kingdom? Apply for FOUR different scholarship opportunities. Available for students of all majors with a 3.9+ GPA.
BYU Deadline: July 1, 2012
For more information, visit: http://opsf.byu.edu
Apr 18, 2012 – Morphophonological Alternations
Dr. Eddington published a chapter in The Handbook of Hispanic Linguistics. This book chapter looks at current studies that have dealt with diphthongization, diminutivization, velar and coronal softening, and depalatalization in Spanish. Special emphasis is put on quantitative data that related to how productive these processes are, as well as how they may be processed in the mental lexicon.
Apr 13, 2012 – Cool Class: Students produce "Stowaway"
Article as it appeared in YNews: After her first horseback ride at age eleven, Lindsay Brown fell in love with all things equine. And thanks to a capstone project at BYU, she’s got a job offer that will combine her fancy for horses with her skills in writing and editing. Click on the link to read the full article.
Apr 3, 2012 – Upcoming Events and Opportunities
Linguistics Positions available at the University of Maryland for Summer/Fall 2012!
Apr 2, 2012 – Evening of Entrepreneurship by BYU CEO
Tomorrow, April 3rd at 6pm in W408 of the Tanner Building, the BYU Entrepreneur Organization will be providing students with many great opportunities.
Mar 13, 2012 – Student Magazine Wins Awards
Stowaway magazine, a student-produced travel publication at BYU, garnered two national awards for publishing excellence last year. “These awards speak to the caliber of the editing students at BYU,” said Carrie Van Dusen Akinaka, student managing editor for the Winter 2011 issue, which received both awards.
Mar 5, 2012 – The Role of a Literary Agent
Stephen Fraser, literary agent for the Jennifer De Chiara Agency in New York City, presents "Midwifing the Novel: the Role of the Literary Agent". All students and faculty interested in writing and publishing are invited. Stephen will hold a Q&A session at the end of his presentation.
Wednesday, March 21
Mar 5, 2012 – Teaching English in Cambodia
Jessica Myers, a 2011 Linguistics graduate shares her thoughts about arriving as volunteer English teacher at Cambodian Children's Fund in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Mar 2, 2012 – Sustainability and Ethical Conduct
In this article, Alan Manning and Nicole Amare develop a semantic analysis that helps to define and explain sustainability as the core principle of ethical conduct.
Mar 2, 2012 – Mark Twain and Joseph Smith Revisited
Close analysis of Twain's writing suggests the author had a previously unrecognized, strong personal alignment with Joseph Smith...
Mar 2, 2012 – Translation Quality Assessment
This article introduces the notion of translation specifications based on a standard set of translation parameters, such as audience and purpose.
Feb 28, 2012 – Computational Linguistics Olympiad
On Thursday, February 2nd BYU hosted for the second time a local round of the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO). Click here for more information.
Feb 27, 2012 – Faculty Publication: Reading instruction
Neil Anderson recently had a chapter published in the Cambridge Guide to Pedagogy and Practice in Language Teaching. Click to read an abstract.
Feb 24, 2012 – Annual Speed Scrabble Tournament
Last night, the LEL Department's intrepid Speed Scrabble team held on to defeat a team from the English Department to reclaim the annual student Speed Scrabble Tournament trophy (see attached photo).
Feb 22, 2012 – Graduate Research Fellowship Award
Graduate Studies offers a new Graduate Research Fellowship Award. These awards (25-30 per year) are intended to support innovative research or creative works, including well-conceived undergraduate student mentoring, conducted by graduate students under the guidance of faculty advisors. Click here for more information.
Feb 10, 2012 – Finding Answers in the Book of Mormon
Sara D. Smith, a LING MA student, had an article published in the January 2012 Ensign. She wrote it while interning with the church. Click on the link to view the article.
Feb 3, 2012 – Discussion Panel with Stacy Whitman
Stacy Whitman will lead a discussion panel on February 8 on the publishing business. Stacy Whitman is the editorial director of Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books...