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Sunday, May 15 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Language, Dialect, and Code-Switching

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Societies are reflected in their language. Looking the common grounds of past and current societies gives a groundwork for developing dialect in future and secondary world settings.

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Juliette Wade

Juliette Wade has appeared in Fantasy and Science Fiction, Clarkesworld and several times in Analog magazine. Her nonfiction has appeared in Analog and in Lightspeed's special issue, Women Destroy Science Fiction. She uses her expertise in linguistics, anthropology and Japanese language and culture to enhance her writing and worldbuilding. She lives the Bay Area of Northern California with her husband and two children, who support and inspire... Read More →

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Tamara Vardomskaya

Tamara Vardomskaya is a Canadian writer. She is a graduate of the 2014 Clarion Writing Workshop, and her fiction has appeared at Tor.com, GigaNotoSaurus, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. She is currently a Ph.D candidate in linguistics at the University of Chicago. She has been on panels at the 2015 World Fantasy Convention, the 2015 Nebula Awards Weekend, and SFContario.
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Ellen Wright

Senior Publicist, Orbit (Hachette Book Group)
[Promotional Bootcamp] Ellen Wright has been in the publishing industry for almost a decade, working on both nonfiction and fiction across a variety of genres. She is currently Senior Publicist at Orbit, where her authors include Ann Leckie, N.K. Jemisin, Kate Elliott, Kim Stanley Robinson, and James S.A. Corey. | | [Language, Dialect, and Code-Switching] Ellen Wright has a BA in Linguistics and Anthropology from the University of Virginia and... Read More →

Nebula Nominees
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Lawrence M. Schoen

Author/Publisher/Psychologist/Hypnotist, laDlu'meH QaQ DaHjaj
Lawrence M. Schoen holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, has been nominated for the Campbell, Hugo, and Nebula awards, is a world authority on the Klingon language, operates the small press Paper Golem, and is a practicing hypnotherapist specializing in authors’ issues. | | His previous science fiction includes many light and humorous adventures of a space-faring stage hypnotist and his alien animal companion. His most recent book, BARSK... Read More →


Sunday May 15, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
LaSalle 1

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