Jessica Coon

‘Arrival’ raises profile of linguists, making them almost cool

Published: 16Nov2016

“A lot of people don’t know what linguists do, or even that we exist, apart from some idea that we just translate lots of languages.” Jessica Coon, associate professor of linguistics who consulted...

McGill linguist helped on upcoming movie Arrival

Published: 21Oct2016

The upcoming Denis Villeneuve movie Arrival was filmed in Montreal and when the filmmakers went looking for a linguistics scholar to consult on the screenplay and offer on-set advice, they turned...