A BYU linguistics professor is exploring the ways companies use myth and storytelling to foster unity and support during times of change.
New BYU research shows that when it comes to receiving bad news, most people prefer directness, candor and very little — if any — buffer.
Inspired by Tolkien, Dirk Elzinga created his own language as a teenager. That dabbling eventually led to a career as a linguist: one who is documenting a trio of endangered Native American languages.
Martine Leavitt was reading Calvin and Hobbes one rainy day when the thought occurred to her that nowadays Calvin might be diagnosed with having schizophrenia.
Humanities students Rachel Lott and Jamie Clegg felt honored when the women realized they were among only 10 Arabic language finalists chosen from students worldwide to address a United Nations General Assembly.
As a young missionary in Japan, Professor Van C. Gessel jokingly admits he was guilty of some cultural confusion. But now he's one of a select number of non-Japanese citizens to be commended for promoting cultural understanding.
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