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What to expect from Linguistics courses in Fall 2020

The Department of Linguistics has been working hard this summer to reinvent its curriculum in a form that offers students an engaging learning experience while respecting the challenges and constraints of the COVID-19 era. Our courses this fall will employ a variety of approaches and technologies to ensure that students receive the engagement and support they need in order to succeed.

The College of Arts & Sciences Commitment to Equity and Anti-Racism

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to learning and working environments that are diverse, inclusive, and equitable for students, staff, and faculty.

We stand in solidarity with those working to confront systemic racial injustice in our communities and in the United States. We recognize the disproportionate burden of racism and other forms of violence on many within our A&S community during this time. We affirm our support of faculty, students, staff, and alumni in standing against all forms of racism, discrimination, and bias.

A MARVEL-ous Homecoming: Creating conlangs for Captain Marvel

Constructed languages have become a known quantity in media today: random gibberish no longer passes under the constant scrutiny and analysis of the internet. Fans expect a structured language. Even the phenomenon of Marvel movies are not immune to this: From the Dark Elf language in Thor: The Dark World to the lesser known languages like Torfan and Skrull in Captain Marvel, you can find conlangs throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But how are these languages made? University of Kentucky alumnus and conlanger Joseph Rhyne details the creative process behind the Torfan and Skrull languages and conlangs' impact on culture today.

 

Schedule:

5-6pm: Lecture (UKAA Auditorium)

6-7pm: Reception (Alumni Gallery)

Date: 
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
William T Young Library

Finding the Common Link: Linguistics’ Role in Social Inequality

Our world is rich in cultural differences, but the one connecting factor between all is language. Yet, as powerful as it can be to connect cultures, it can also work to promote discrimination between them.

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