Paul Frommer

Professor Emeritus of Clinical Business Communication
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PhD, MA, University of Southern California; BA, University of Rochester

Paul Frommer, the linguist who developed the Na'vi language for James Cameron's film Avatar, is a former director of the Center for Management Communication. His teaching at USC included Advanced Writing for Business and an undergrad elective he co-created, "Cross-cultural Business Communication for Non-native Speakers." Prior to joining Marshall, he lived and taught in Malaysia and Iran, and spent ten years in the business world. Since Avatar, Professor Frommer has been working with a worldwide community of Na'vi enthusiasts dedicated to expanding the use of the language. He also developed Barsoomian, the Martian language for the Disney film John Carter.
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Paul Frommer () "Looking at Languages: A Workbook in Elementary Linguistics, 4th ed. Boston: Thomson Wadsworth ,".
Paul Frommer, Edward Finegan () "Looking at Languages ,"  Looking at Languages.