LINGUIST List 26.3966

Tue Sep 08 2015

Confs: General Linguistics, Sociolinguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Erin Arnold <>

Date: 05-Sep-2015
From: Ellen Jovin <>
Subject: Polyglot Conference NYC 2015
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Polyglot Conference NYC 2015

Date: 10-Oct-2015 - 11-Oct-2015
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contact: Ellen Jovin
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

Polyglot Conference NYC 2015 will bring hundreds of polyglots, linguists, and language enthusiasts from around the world to Manhattan this October for two days of wide-ranging language talks. It is the first event of its kind to be held in North America, uniting language lovers from all walks of life at the SVA Theatre in the bustling Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea.

Presenters include the inventor of the language Dothraki for the HBO hit Game of Thrones, forensic linguist Robert A. Leonard, the scholar Loraine Obler, teen polyglot Tim Doner, the head of the Endangered Language Alliance, linguist-writer John McWhorter, linguist-writer Michael Erard, representatives of major language-learning publishers, and more. The organizers are polyglots Richard Simcott, Ellen Jovin, and Alex Rawlings.

Conference registration is $180 ($150 for students and seniors).

Program available at:

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