Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Where I'll be at World Fantasy
Language and Linguistics in Fantasy
Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., Regency E
Panelists: Lawrence M. Schoen (M), C. D. Covington, Matthew Johnson, Sofia Samatar
Description: Foreign languages are often used in fantasy literature to add atmosphere, to show cultural backgrounds, and to bring a richness to the world, as can be seen in Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange and Richard Adams' Watership Down. Some authors rely on real languages, while others, such as Tolkien, have invented entire tongues. Which stories incorporate other languages successfully, and where have authors stumbled, making much of the work incomprehensible?
SFWA Business Meeting
Time:8:30 - 10 a.m., Washington Room