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The Art of Language Invention Event


Join us on March 23rd at 6:00pm for a special presentation on the Art of Inventing Languages. David Peterson and Jessie Sams will discuss their work creating languages for television, film, and games, including Game of Thrones, Dune, The 100, Thor: The Dark World, and more!


Chris Morphew

Alumni Spotlight Chris Morphew


When alumnus Chris Morphew (BA Linguistics with a minor in Italian 2012/MA Linguistics 2014 with TESOL certificate) is asked about Dr. Haj Ross, his memories are that Haj taught him to love language, to look at the big picture and find ways to break language apart, to think critically, and to...

Julia Penick

COI Great Grads 2022 Julia Penick


Julia Penick graduates with a B.A. in Linguistics and reflects on what she’s learned about the study of language while at COI:

Over the past four years, I’ve learned so much about language and how it works. COI linguistics courses inspired...