Today we take some time to suggest a few books that conlangers should check out.
- Heine, B., & Kuteva, T. (2002). World lexicon of grammaticalization. Cambridge University Press.
Bybee, J., Perkins, R., & Pagliuca, W. (1994). The evolution of grammar: Tense, aspect, and modality in the languages of the world. University of Chicago Press.
Dixon, R. M. (2012). Basic Linguistic Theory (Volumes 2 and 3). Oxford University Press.
- The Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics (“Red Books”) and the Oxford Linguistics collection. (Somehow we mixed these two together)
In this short episode, George puts together some of his favorites from the last Lexember! Also, a note, he also wrote a thing for Fiat Lingua.
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Victor Raymond joins us today to talk about the language Tsolyáni, created by MAR Barker and implemented in his campaign setting Tékumel in Empire of the Petal Throne.
Top of Show Greeting: Proto-Continental
Links and Resources:
This month Britton joined us and we talked about the wonders of reduplication and nicknames in Thai.
Top of Show Greeting: Dzuish (English-based conlang)
Top of Show Greeting: Zametulian
- Radio West interview and Video West feature of Trent Pehrson
- The Art of Language Invention (George’s review, William’s review)
Links and Resources
- Lamoureaux, S. V. D. (2004). Applicative Constructions in Maasai. Linguistics, (August).
- Austin, P. K. (2005). Causative and applicative constructions in Australian Aboriginal Languages. The Dative and Related Phenomena, 1–38.
- Haspelmath, M., & Müller-Bardey, T. (2001). Valence change. In Morphology: A handbook on inflection and word formation 2 (pp. 1130–1145). http://doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/22/11/116005
- Kiyosawa, K., & Gerdts, D. B. (2010). Benefactive and malefactive uses of Salish applicatives. Benefactives and Malefactives: Typological Perspectives and Case Studies, 147–183.
- Baker, M., & Kramer, R. (2013). The Morphosyntax of Applicative Markers in Amharic. Afranaph Project Development Workshop 2.
- Gerdts, D. B. (2004). Halkomelem directional applicatives. 39th International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages, University of British Columbia Working Papers in Linguistics, 14, 189–200.
In this very special episode, we interview Britton Watkins about his upcoming documentary Conlanging: The Art of Crafting Tongues while his husband films us for said documentary. Keep your eye out for their crowdfunding to start, and look forward to seeing our faces when the film is released next year.
You can see information on the documentary here.
Top of Show Greeting: Rennic
Just pushing out a quick announcement: Conlangery is currently moving to new audio hosting. It looks like the first 31 episodes are going to be unavailable for a little bit. There may also be odd hiccups with the feed. Should clear up quickly, though.
EDIT: Migration should be complete now. If anyone has feed issues, let me know.