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Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Windsor

Say hello to the new President of the Language Creation Society (LCS)

Photo credit to: 2PTS Photography

 
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Joseph Windsor (graduate of the doctoral program in Linguistics, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures ).

 


Windsor recently became President of the Language Creation Society (LCS) for the 2018-2022 term.

Windsor completed his PhD in theoretical linguistics in 2017 with a dissertation entitled From Phonology to Syntax--and Back Again: Hierarchical Structure in Irish and Blackfoot supervised by Darin Flynn and Elizabeth Ritter.

He is currently working as a postdoctoral associate in an epidemiology Global Health lab at the Cumming School of Medicine (University of Calgary), where he assists in epidemiological research and specializes in knowledge translation.

In addition to inventing his own conlangs, Windsor frequently works with the constructed language, Klingon (tlhIngan Hol) from the Star Trek franchise, using it as a medium to engage non-specialist audiences in linguistics, in order to provide information about what linguistics is.


 
Background:
 
Conlanging
is the creation of constructed languages or conlangs, such as Esperanto, Lojban, or Klingon. A conlanger is someone who creates or constructs languages or conlangs.

The primary purpose of the LCS is the promotion and furthering of the art, craft and science of language creation (conlanging) through conferences, books, journals, outreach activities, or other means.

The LCS runs the Language Creation Conference, the only international conference devoted to the conlanging field in general.

Finally, the LCS endeavors to be a public resource useful to both language creators (conlangers) and people outside the conlanging community.

 

 

 

 

 

Background:
 
Conlanging
is the creation of constructed languages or conlangs, such as Esperanto, Lojban, or Klingon. A conlanger is someone who creates or constructs languages or conlangs. Conlang.org is a site by the Language Creation Society (LCS) for conlangers, would-be conlangers, those interested in or curious about conlangs, and anything else to do with conlanging.

The primary purpose of the LCS is the promotion and furthering of the art, craft and science of language creation (conlanging) through conferences, books, journals, outreach activities, or other means.