Paul R. Frommer

Paul R. Frommer – The linguist who developed the Na’vi language for James Cameron’s film Avatar, is Professor Emeritus of Clinical Management Communication and former Director of the Center for Management Communication at USC’s Marshall School of Business. Prior to joining Marshall, he lived and taught in Malaysia and Iran and spent ten years in the business world as vice president and strategic planner for a Los Angeles corporation. His teaching at USC included courses in Advanced Writing for Business and Cross-cultural Business Communication for Non-native Speakers. Since the release of Avatar, Na’vi has attracted a worldwide community of enthusiasts who are assisting Dr. Frommer in expanding the language further. In addition to Na’vi, he also developed the Martian language for the Disney film John Carter. He is co-author, with Edward Finegan, of Looking at Languages: A Workbook in Elementary Linguistics.

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