Brigham Young University. Linguistics Program

The Linguistics Program was established in 1968 as a graduate program leading to an M.A. degree in theoretical or applied linguistics. It was housed within the College of Humanities and the Graduate School. Howard W. Blair served as the coordinator until the program was granted departmental status in 1972.


Established: 1968

Abolished: 1972

Location: Provo, Utah (1968-1972)


The program was designed to provide specialized training in modern linguistics with emphasis either on the description of linguistic structure per se or on language teaching and learning problems. The program offered a Masters degree and no undergraduate baccalaureate.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The department was administered by the program coordinator, under direction from the college dean.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. College of Humanities (1968-1972)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Linguistics (1972-1978) (1972)

Associated Archival Materials

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Brigham Young University Annual Undergraduate Catalog 1968-1970: p. 374 (inception of program.; Robert Blair, Chairman; where program was located; degrees offered; functions of program, including description of aims of the program curriculum)

Brigham Young University Annual Undergraduate Catalog 1972-1973: p. 545 (Linguistics listed as academic department instead of program)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2010-00191

Creator: ARC