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Dir. Denis Villeneuve United States PG-13

2016 Paramount Pictures

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After twelve mystifying spacecrafts touchdown on Earth, a linguistics professor (Amy Adams) aids the military in communicating with the extraterrestrial visitors, as nations teeter on the brink of a global war.

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Dr. Sarah Osborn: Dr. Sarah Osborn is an instructor in the Department of English at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), where she teaches English as a Second Language Composition and a variety of linguistics courses. She is the director of the undergraduate and graduate certificate programs in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Dr. Osborn also helped found and is currently overseeing the UNO Language Lab, an academic and linguistic support service that offers one-on-one tutoring to UNO's non-native English speaking students. She completed a doctorate degree in Educational Studies, with an emphasis in Language, Literacy, and Culture, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and is passionate about best practices in second language teaching and learning.

Dr. Ashlee Dauphinais Civitello: Ashlee Dauphinais Civitello is an Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics in the Department of Foreign Languages & Literature at the University of Nebraska Omaha. She completed her PhD in Hispanic Linguistics in 2021 at the Ohio State University. Her area of focus includes sociophonetics, discourse analysis, and linguistic anthropology. She is currently preparing a book manuscript that builds upon her dissertation titled Butterfly Warriors: Language and the Intersex Body in Brazil.

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