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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.

MLK Seminar February 2019

A&S Linguists Awarded NEH Grant for Video Game Concept

By Lindsey Piercy

 

College of Arts and Sciences Names First Recipients of Inclusion Fellows Program

By Nick Harling

The University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences has named the first recipients of its Inclusion Fellows program, an initiative for faculty interested in actively orchestrating and advancing efforts to build a more inclusive campus.

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