Dilworth Parkinson, professor of Arabic in the Asian and Near Eastern Languages Department at BYU, will speak at a campus devotional Tuesday, March 2, at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center on the Brigham Young University campus.
The forum will be broadcast live on KBYU (Channel 11), KBYU-FM (89.1), the BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and on byubroadcasting.org.
It will be rebroadcast Sunday, March 7, on KBYU (Channel 11) at 6 a.m. and 11 a.m., on BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., on KBYU-FM (89.1) at 8 p.m. and on BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Parkinson has taught at BYU since 1979. He has developed a number of computer programs to aid in learning Arabic.
He is currently finishing work on “Using Arabic Synonyms,” a vocabulary building book for advanced students that provided a common word and many of its synonyms with authentic citations. The book will be published in the Cambridge University Press series.
Parkinson has been the executive director of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic, as well as the executive director of the Arabic Linguistics Society.
Writer: Thomas Grover