Video-Fix: Language Is Our Legacy

November 17, 2019 10:00 am

We want to show you David Peterson’s TED Talk in this week’s Video-Fix. He is a language creator, writer and artist who has developed many different conlangs, constructed languages, for television and film. He has for instance created two languages, High Valyrian and Dothraki, for the popular TV-series Game of Thrones.

In his TED Talk, he passionately shows that language is more than just a tool for communication. The talk discusses the study of language, how preserving and inventing new languages can help us understand our shared humanity. He explains, “Language is not merely a tool. It is our legacy; it’s our way of conveying what it means to be human. (…) And losing even one language makes that picture a lot less clear”.

Mads RiseWritten by Mads Rise

Communication Trainee at the Terminology Coordination Unit of the European Parliament in Luxembourg. Holds a BA in English and IT-based Marketing and Communication from the University of Southern Denmark. Mads finished his BA with a thesis on Search Engine Optimisation and E-commerce. He has hands-on experience in web communication, SEO, administration and logistics.

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