‘Babel Rousers: The 900-year-old Quest for a Better Language’

Arika Okrent, recipient of a joint PhD in linguistics and cognitive neuroscience from the University of Chicago, speaks February 1st at 10:30 a.m. at the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago, 7574 N. Lincoln Ave., in Skokie.  Her topic is, “Babel Rousers: The 900-year-old Quest for a Better Language.” An expert in such artificial languages as Esperanto, Klingon, and Loglan, Okrent will speak on her acclaimed book In the Land of Invented Language. She will present a fascinating and entertaining history of the many attempts to build a perfect world language.

Please join us for Coffee Hour after the talk. All are welcome to our EHS Sunday programs, which are free and open to the public, and childcare is available.

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