Monday, 12 Feb 2018
A linguist by training, David J. Peterson offers an overview of language creation, covering its history from Tolkien's creations and Klingon to today's global community of conlangers. He will share stories of how he built Dothraki and Valyrian (Game of Thrones) and discuss the essential tools necessary for inventing and evolving new languages. The Quentin Johnson Lecture in Linguistics.
Thursday, 15 Feb 2018
Alexander Orlov is an associate professor of materials science and engineering at State University of New York, Stony Brook, and a faculty member of the Consortium for Interdisciplinary Environmental Research.