Before Babel: The Universal Language and the Origins of Cultures

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Point of Contact: Twyla Gibson at gibsontg@missouri.edu
The notion that there once existed a language common to all people that was lost in the Fall or the confusion at Babel has engaged philosophers and religious scholars for millennia. This project involves developing digital text analysis techniques to investigate the possibility that this idea is more than a legend [Students can pursue programming, interaction design, studies in comparative textual research, philosophy, classics, religious studies, etc.]