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Jessica Coon

Jessica Coon

Jessica Coon with some of logograms from the film Arrival - the linguistics researcher was an adviser for the film. 

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Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterFrancine Stock
Interviewed GuestJessica Coon
Interviewed GuestCristian Mungiu
Interviewed GuestJenny Gage
Interviewed GuestTom Betterton

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