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Along with the Tolkien resource listed below, you might consult ardalambion.com. I have the book, too, and really like it, but they claim it contains a significant number of errors.
Krista

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From: "J. M. DeSantis" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2012 9:32 am
Subject: Re: Linguistic literature on conlangs
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> Armin Buch,
> 
> I'm not certain if you are looking for scientific literature on 
> specific 
> conlangs or on the creation of conlangs. If it's the former, the 
> only 
> book I have on a specific conlang is a small volume (about 200 
> pages) 
> called _The Languages of Tolkien's Middle Earth_ by Ruth S. Noel 
> (Tolkien is where I started). It offers more detail than the bits 
> on 
> pronunciation and writing in the back of _The Lord of the Rings_, 
> and 
> covers many of Tolkien's languages, but mostly Quenya and 
> Sindarin. 
> Though, at so few pages, I'm not certain it would entirely 
> classify as 
> "scientific" there is quite a bit of information in there.
> 
> As for the second possibility (the creation of conlangs) other 
> than some 
> articles (most of which are on the front page of 
> http://conlang.org/) 
> I've read Mark Rosenfelder's book, _The Language Construction 
> Kit_, 
> which deals both with the non-linguist's approach to creating 
> languages 
> and some more scientific linguistic approaches and considerations. 
> What's more, Rosenfelder's book has an analysis (albeit by 
> himself) of 
> one of his constructed languages, Kebreni. So, if you're looking 
> information on specific conlangs, it might be worth checking this 
> book 
> out anyway. Also _Create Your Own Language_ by Holly Lislie 
> (available 
> only as an e-book), though I'm not certain of it's scientific merit.
> 
> Of course, I can't say that any of these books are in German 
> (though one 
> or two might be), but I imagine by your e-mail you have a firm 
> grasp on 
> English. Either way, I hope those help, and good luck with the 
> class. 
> All the best.
> 
> -- 
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> J. M. DeSantis
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> On 2/23/2012 9:08 AM, Armin Buch wrote:
> > Greetings!
> >
> > (This is my first post to the list. It is not my purpose to 
> violate any
> > of your conventions/rules here.)
> >
> > Starting in mid-April, I am offering a course on constructed 
> languages> at Tübingen University (Germany), with only as much 
> emphasis on
> > Esperanto as needed (e.g. to study spontaneous, internal 
> language change
> > in a conlang). The course is explicitly _not_ about international
> > languages (whether natural or constructed).
> >
> > To me it appears that research on conlangs is usually done in 
> Esperanto,> on Esperanto/another auxlang, advocating it; and there 
> is little else. I
> > am looking for this "else": scientific literature on constructed
> > languages, especially on fictional languages. I am grateful for any
> > hints, or other relevant resources. (I am already well equipped with
> > lists of conlangs, and descriptions of individual conlangs.)
> >
> > I am of course willing to share all my findings and results of 
> teaching> this course to anyone interested. Course materials will 
> be available
> > online.
> >
> > Kind regards,
> > Armin Buch
> >
> >
> > PS: This is my list so far. I haven't read them yet - does 
> anyone know
> > them?
> >
> > Haupenthal, Reinhard [editor]
> > Plansprachen
> > Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchsellgeschaft, 1976
> >
> > Large, Andrew
> > The artificial language movement
> > Oxford&  New York: Blackwell, 1985, 1987
> >
> > Meyers, Walter E.
> > Aliens and linguists. Language study and science fiction.
> > Athens [Georgia]: University of Georgia Press, 1980
> >
> > Barker, Muhammad Ab-dal-Rahman
> > The Tsolyani language
> > Minneapolis: Barker, 1978
> >
> > Allesandro Bausani (1970): Geheim- und Universalsprachen: 
> Entwicklung> und Typologie
> >
> > Detlev Blanke (1977): Zur wissenschaftlichen Beschäftigung mit
> > Plansprachen I&  II, Zeitschrift für Phonetik, 
> Sprachwissenschaft und
> > Kommunikationsforschung, vol. 30, p. 122-133&  389-398.
> >
> > The following ones are suggestions from amazon:
> >
> > In the Land of Invented Languages: Esperanto Rock Stars, Klingon 
> Poets,> Loglan Lovers, and the Mad Dreamers Who Tried to Build A 
> Perfect> Language - Arika Okrent
> >
> > In the Land of Invented Languages: Adventures in Linguistic 
> Creativity,> Madness, and Genius - Arika Okrent
> >
> > > From Elvish to Klingon: Exploring Invented Languages - Michael 
> Adams>
> > A Dictionary of Made-Up Languages: From Adunaic to Elvish, Zaum to
> > Klingon -- The Anwa (Real) Origins of Invented Lexicons - 
> Stephen D.
> > Rogers
> >
> >
> >
>