Linguistics Students Investigating What Fictional Languages In Pop Culture Can Teach Us About Human Communication

Carter Smith and Analese Beeler
Monday, March 25, 2024

Analiese Beeler and Carter Smith, UNT undergraduate linguistics majors, are using computational methods and statistical modeling to compare the constructed languages — including Dothraki in Game of Thrones, Klingon in Star Trek, and Quenya in Lord of the Rings — with natural languages such as Dutch, English, and German that evolved over millennia.

What are the implications of this work? Read the Research and Innovation article