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Brigham Young University. Department of Linguistics and English Language

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 2002-

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.

Citation

Department of Linguistics and English Language records, 1957-2004 (Department of Linguistics established, 1972; linguistics previously taught by the Department of Languages; department reorganized as the Department of Linguistics and Special Languages, 1978; department reorganized as the Department of Linguistics, 1982; department reorganized as the Department of Linguistics and ESL, 1983; department reorganized as the Department of Linguistics, 1989; department reorganized as the Department of Linguistics and English Language, 2002; department 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)

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Department of Linguistics and English Language administrative and academic records, 1983-2008

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1222 Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains syllabi, department meeting minutes, graduate catalogue, accreditation reports, and records concerning department awards banquets, retreats, visiting scholars, academic reviews, class changes with the English/Linguistics merger, and department self-studies. Dates range from 1983 to 2008.
Dates: 1983-2008

Department of Linguistics and English Language correspondence, 1974-1999

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1222 Series 2
Scope and Contents note Contains department correspondence, 1974-1999.
Dates: 1974-1999

Department of Linguistics and English Language history records, 1957-2002

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1222 Series 1
Scope and Contents note Contains correspondence, notes, articles, and newspaper clippings pertaining to the history of the department, 1957-2002.
Dates: 1957-2002

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

Department of Linguistics and English Language records on concordance of Mormon scriptures, 1980-1995

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1222 Series 3
Scope and Contents note Contains an alphabetical list of concordance of Mormon scriptures, 1980-1995.
Dates: 1980-1995

Department of Linguistics and English Language records on the Translation Sciences Institute, 1970-1980

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1222 Series 4
Scope and Contents note Contains manuals, correspondence, minutes, and reports from the Translation Sciences Institute, 1970-1980.
Dates: 1970-1980

Department of Linguistics and English Language student records, 1988-2004

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1222 Series 5
Scope and Contents note Contains materials pertaining to students associated with the department. The materials include correspondence, syllabi, reports, and handbooks. The materials pertain to commencement, scholarships, internships, and graduate school, 1988-2004.
Dates: 1988-2004

Harold S. Madsen professional papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7572
Scope and Contents Contains eight cartons of professional papers regarding his time as a Professor of both English and Linguistics at Brigham Young University. Includes syllabi, papers, handbooks and various other materials dating 1960-1988.
Dates: 1960-1988