LINGUIST List 7.258

Sat Feb 17 1996

Qs: English lang study, Carol Eastman

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  1. William Eggington, English language study in an English major
  2. Alexis Manaster Ramer, Q: Carol Eastman

Message 1: English language study in an English major

Date: Fri, 16 Feb 1996 16:00:33 -1000
From: William Eggington <EGGINGTWBYUH.EDU>
Subject: English language study in an English major

The English Department at Brigham Young University is undertaking an
undergraduate curriculum revision. In its English language strand, the
major currently offers a required Introduction to the English Language
class, then an option of at least one class from History of the
English Language, English Grammars, Usage, and Semantics. Students can
also choose to emphasize English language study. This option allows
them to select three classes from the above together with an
assortment of classes offered by our Linguistics Department and a
senior seminar on English language.

I'd be interested in finding out what other English Departments offer
English majors with regard to English language/linguistics study. Is
there anything innovative out there? Some of us have toyed with the
idea of offering a full English language major/minor? (in recognition
of the language's status as an international language). Is anyone
doing that already? Any suggestions?

Has anyone tried cross-over classes -- English linguistics and
rhetoric, literature and linguistics, linguistics and critical theory?

I'd appreciate any input you may have. And if I get sufficient
response, I'll post a summary to the list.

Bill Eggington
English Department
Brigham Young University
(currently on faculty exchange to BYU-Hawaii)
eggingtwbyuh.edu
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Message 2: Q: Carol Eastman

Date: Sat, 17 Feb 1996 11:05:42 EST
From: Alexis Manaster Ramer <amrCS.Wayne.EDU>
Subject: Q: Carol Eastman
Would anybody know where she is: the Univ. of Washington systems
no longer seem to know of her.
 
Alexis Manaster Ramer amrcs.wayne.edu
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