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David Eddington lectures at BYU Education Week on the history of the human language, how we process language, and how language changes.
Professor Dan Dewey (Linguistics) has been appointed as department chair for the Department of Linguistics. Dewey succeeds Professor Norm Evans, who has served in this capacity for the past few years.
The Department of Philosophy has named Professor David Jensen as associate chair to Professor David Laraway, the current chair of the department. Jensen served previously as the associate chair of the department with the last department chair as well. In this associate chair position, Jensen will assist Laraway in governing and administrative efforts of the department.
Students interested in publishing and media careers can join BYU’s student chapter of LDSPMA to connect with like-minded students and industry professionals
For the BYU Philosophy Club, many of today's most pressing issues can be understood through reasoned discussion.
The LSS leadership team invited professors from around campus to present on how they incorporate linguists into their careers and professions.
College of Humanities alumna Lori Fuller Sosa recently received an editing scholarship sponsored by ACES: The Society for Editing.
In 2010, BYU faculty members, including Kirk Belnap (Asian and Near Eastern Languages), Jennifer Bown (German and Russian), Dan Dewey (Linguistics), and Patrick Steffen (Psychology), launched a project aimed at empowering students to become successful, life-long language learners.
Biking over two hundred miles pushes the human mind and body to its limits, but so does trying to learn a new language. Associate Professor Troy Cox (Linguistics) has experience with both.
Social interaction is important in any learning environment, but Professor Dan Dewey argued that it is absolutely essential when studying a second language.
As a child in Cambodia in the 1970s, nine-year-old Chab Chheang, nicknamed “Nike” for his love of the shoes, crossed the border into Thailand with his family. But instead of finding safety, Nike’s starving parents were greeted by farmers who presented an excruciating choice: a bag of rice in exchange for their son.
At BYU’s 2019 Education Week conference, professor of Linguistics David Eddington shared his insights about the nature of births, deaths, and evolution of languages.