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Department of Linguistics and English Language records

Department of Linguistics and English Language records

Dates: 1957-2007

Collection contains correspondence, notes, reports, meeting minutes, clippings, syllabi, and articles from the Department of Linguistics and English Language from 1957 to 2004. The materials pertain to the history of the department, concordance of Mormon scriptures, department retreats, awards banquets, visiting scholars, and students.

  • Extent: 23 boxes (11.5 linear ft.). -- 8 cartons (8 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Brigham Young University. Department of Linguistics (1972-1978). -- Brigham Young University. Department of Linguistics (1982-1983). -- Brigham Young University. Department of Linguistics (1989-2002). -- Brigham Young University. Department of Linguistics and ESL. -- Brigham Young University. Department of Linguistics and Special Languages
  • Call Number: UA 1222
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Restricted. Closed for 25 years (until 2029) after the creation of the records and thereafter open to the public after consultation with the University Archivist and in accordance with the General Restriction Statement of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections.
Languages and Scripts
English
Arrangement
The collection has been arranged into six series: 1. Department of Linguistics and English Language history records, 1957-2002; 2. Department of Linguistics and English Language correspondence, 1974-1999; 3. Department of Linguistics and English Language concordance of LDS scriptures, 1980-1995; 4. Department of Linguistics and English Language Translation Sciences Institute records, 1970-1980; 5. Department of Linguistics and English Language student records, 1988-2004; 6. Department of Linguistics and English Lanuage edministrative and academic records, 1995-2007. The materials have been left in the original order in which they were found. This order appears to be grouped by subject.
Conditions of 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.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: UA 1222; Department of Linguistics and English Language records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 1222, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Transferred from Records Management in October 2005. Transferred from Records Management in March 2008. Transferred from Records Management in June 2009. Transferred from Records Management in January 2011.
Acquisition Information
Transferred; Records Management; October 2005. Transferred; Records Management; March 2008. Transferred; Records Management; June 2009. Transferred; Records Management; January 2011.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1222.xml
Subject Terms
Translation Sciences Institute--Archives; Colleges and Universities; Education; Linguistics--Study and teaching--Utah--Provo--History--Sources; Mormon Church--Sacred books; Translating and interpreting--Utah--Provo--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Articles; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Corporate minutes; Letters; Manuals (Handbooks); Notes; Reports
Processing Information
Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; November 2005. Processed; Matthew Leavitt; March 2008 and June 2009. Processed; Elizabeth West; April 2011.
Appraisal Information
Part of University Archives; college records (University Archives collecting policy February 2010).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_UA1222
Finding Aid Title
Department of Linguistics and English Language records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Matthew Leavitt
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-21T14:06-0700
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

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.



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