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On 23 Feb 2012, at 07:55, Krista Casada wrote:

> Along with the Tolkien resource listed below, you might consult ardalambion.com.

You mean http://folk.uib.no/hnohf/

But the Ardalambion crowd are interested in Neo-Quenya, which is a very different thing from the study of what Tolkien actually did. That scholarly work is ongoing; see http://www.eldalamberon.com/

> I have the book, too, and really like it, but they claim it contains a significant number of errors.
> Krista
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "J. M. DeSantis" <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Thursday, February 23, 2012 9:32 am
> Subject: Re: Linguistic literature on conlangs
> To: [log in to unmask]
> 
>> 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.
>> 
>> -- 
>> Sincerely,
>> 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
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>> 

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