Published 5:17 pm, Friday, April 28, 2017
David Peterson, a UC Berkeley grad who notably went on to create two languages for the HBO hit show, “Game of Thrones,” will put his skills to use in an academic setting by teaching a three-unit course this summer at his alma mater, as the Daily Cal reports.
The class, titled “The Linguistics of Game of Thrones and the Art of Language Invention,” will teach students how to create their own languages.
Peterson created High Valyrian and Dothraki for “Game of Thrones,” as well as dozens of languages for other television and film productions. He calls the forthcoming class, which somehow still has seats available, an “applied version of historical linguistics.”
Peterson was reportedly approached with the opportunity by his former professor and current Berkeley linguistics department chair, Richard A. Rhodes.