Bill Eggington to present BYU devotional address Nov. 8
November 02, 2011
Bill Eggington of Brigham Young University’s Linguistics and English language Department will give the devotional address Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. in the Marriott Center. He will be speaking on “Therefore Ye Are No More Strangers and Foreigners.”
Eggington has a bachelor's degree from BYU-Hawaii in English and teaching English as a second language with secondary teaching credentials. He earned master's and doctoral degrees in linguistics from the University of Southern California.
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