Margaret Ransdell-Green and Eric Barker come on to talk about the music they created for Margaret’s concultures in the world of Aeniith, which they performed at LCC8.
Top of Show Greeting: Muipidan
We bring Mike McCubbins on to talk about his new Kickstarter project, Anasazi, a comic which uses simple constructed written languages to tell a story in a visual medium.
Top of Show Greeting: Salbécyk / Salbekian
George brings on Christophe and Joey to talk about their experience at the Eighth Language Creation Conference. We also have clips from interviews Joey made at the conference.
Top of Show Greeting: BizhidaRead more »
George and William invite Prof. William Croft to talk about his theoretical approach to word classes and constructions. Forget a language without adjectives, let’s talk about how your property concepts are predicated!Read more »
George spends some time talking about his recent revisions of his Istatikii grammar, with a focus on organizing writing to serve the needs of the language and the readers.
You will find the two drafts of the Istatikii consonant processes below.
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Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets joins us to talk to us about Ainu, a minority language of northern Japan.
Top of Show Greeting: Bwángxùd by alr2569 (Translation Notes)
Links and Resources:
- Japan’s new policy on the Ainu is misleading
- A Topical Dictionary of Conversational Ainu
- Bugaeva, A. (2004). Grammar and folklore texts of the Chitose dialect of Ainu: (Idiolect of Ito Oda). ELPR Publication Series (Vol. A-045). Suita: Osaka Gakuin University. (Texts, Preface, Index)
- Refsing, Kirsten. (1986) The Ainu language: the morphology and syntax of the Shizunai dialect. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press.
- Corso, E. D. (2016). Morphological alignment in Saru Ainu : A direct-inverse analysis. SOAS Working Papers in Linguistics, 18, 3–28.
- Bugaeva, A. (2017). Polysynthesis in Ainu. In M. Fortescue, M. Mithun, & N. Evans (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Polysynthesis. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Jessie Sams comes on the show to talk to us about how she uses conlanging in the classroom. We discuss how these courses can be designed, what fields of linguistics they address well, and the results she saw from the course. Jessie also requested the following message be added to the notes:
I would also like to thank David J. Peterson, who has visited with my conlang students the last three times I’ve offered the course. His visits have been incredibly beneficial for both my students and me. Students don’t often have the chance to speak with the author of their textbook, so it’s an amazing experience.
Top of show Greeting: Nál [nɑːl] by Carl Avlund
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George and William come back to talk about telicity and lexical aspect. Listen to us talk about endpoints in events and puzzle over why achievement and accomplishment are supposed to mean different things.
George reflects on completing his PhD, and talks to those conlangers who might be considering graduate study in linguistics.
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