Professors Ryan Shosted (Linguistics) and Neal Davis (Computer Science) will present their research on the Deseret Alphabet, a 19th-century writing system created by leaders of the Mormon Church. This phonetic alphabet may encapsulate pronunciations of English dialect that have otherwise disappeared over time. Shosted and Davis are developing a digital corpus to examine and explore these texts and their historical and cultural context. Join us in the RBML for a discussion of these texts and their historical and cultural significance, and view some rare examples of Deseret imprints! This public event is free and open to all; refreshments will be served.