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    The Art of Language Invention

    David Peterson
    Author, The Art of Language Invention

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    What Would Shakespeare Tweet?

    In the 16th and 17th centuries, Shakespeare invented over 1,700 English words, creating a cascade of effects on spoken and written language. Today—with text messages and emojis, email and instant messaging, Skype and Snapchat—we’re all a part of the language revolution. Join us for an up-to-the-minute examination of how we communicate today.

    What to expect: David Peterson on how he created Game of Thrones' Dothraki from scratch; Kory Stamper on choosing the words to add to Merriam-Webster; Deb Fallows on dreaming in Chinese; Dana Suskind on the impact of 30 million words

    *This Talk is presented by Comcast NBCUniversal.

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