Marvel fans may have noticed a brief scene in the recent hit film Captain Marvel featuring an alien language. The language, called Torfan, was created by two Cornell Ph.D candidates in the linguistics program, Ryan Hearn grad and Joseph Rhyne grad.
Well, here we are. Serendipitous opportunities notwithstanding, I have exactly seven columns remaining. And while the international state of affairs has certainly given me plenty of material for the next six, I will need more time to digest and dissect all of that before writing. In the meantime, I find myself reflecting on my time at home in Atlanta. Those close to me know that I could easily write a book about all the thoughts, observations and emotions that result from my infrequent excursions there, but my most recent return found me thinking a lot about language.