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Department of Linguistics and English Language records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 1222

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, notes, reports, meeting minutes, clippings, syllabi, and articles from the Department of Linguistics and English Language from 1957 to 2008. The materials pertain to the history of the department, concordance of Mormon scriptures, department retreats, awards banquets, visiting scholars, and students.

Dates

  • 1957-2008

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 50 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Restriction Policy. Requests to access restricted materials in the University Archives should be submitted to the University Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Department of Linguistics and English Language records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The Department of Linguistics at Brigham Young University was established in 1972. Prior to that time linguistics courses were taught by the Department of Languages. The department was reorganized as the Department of Linguistics and Special Languages in 1978. In 1982, the department was reorganized as the Department of Linguistics. The department was reorganized as the Department of Linguistics and ESL in 1983. The department was reorganized and returned to its previous designation of Department of Linguistics in 1989. The department then was reorganized as the Department of Linguistics and English Language in 2002 as part of a reorganization of the College of Humanities. The department is responsible for teaching linguistics, English language, editing, English as a Second Language, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and American Sign Language. The department also assists in managing the English Language Center program.

Extent

23 boxes (11.5 linear ft.)

9 cartons (9 linear ft.)

Language

English

Arrangement

Arranged into six series: 1. History records, 1957-2002. 2. Correspondence, 1974-1999. 3. Records on concordance of Mormon scriptures, 1980-1995. 4. Records on Translation Sciences Institute, 1970-1980. 5. Student records, 1988-2004. 6. Administrative and academic records, 1995-2008.

The materials have been left in the original order in which they were found. This order appears to be grouped by subject.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1222.xml

Custodial History

Records transferred to the repository in installments from the department between 2005 and 2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; October 2005.

Transferred; Records Management; March 2008.

Transferred; Records Management; June 2009.

Transferred; Records Management; January 2011.

Appraisal

Part of University Archives; college records (University Archives collecting policy February 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; November 2005.

Processing Information

Processed; Matthew Leavitt; March 2008 and June 2009.

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth West; April 2011.

Processing Information

Processed; Ashley Chase; February 2020.
Title
Register of Department of Linguistics and English Language records
Status
Completed
Author
Matthew Leavitt
Date
2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States