Conlangery 140: Word Classes with William Croft

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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! http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery140.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS

Conlangery SHORTS 30: Revising a Grammar

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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. Script below the fold, see the history here. http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangeryShort30.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |… Read more »

Conlangery #138: Jessie Sams and Conlangs in the Classroom

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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… Read more »

Conlangery #137: Telicity and Lexical Aspect

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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. http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery137.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS

Conlangery SHORTS 29: Reflections of a PhD graduate

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George reflects on completing his PhD, and talks to those conlangers who might be considering graduate study in linguistics. Script below the fold: http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangeryShort29.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS

Conlangery #136: Nymeran with Colm Doyle

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Colm Doyle comes on to talk about his Nymeran language, created for the comic series Glow, as well as some of the process and challenges of making a conlang and script for comics. Top of Show Greeting: Vaq’ǫ̀ʔ Nąśą /vàqʼõ̀ʔ nã̀ʃã́/ Glow issue 2 Kickstarter http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/Conlangery136.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android |… Read more »

Conlangery #135: Using Linguistic Theory for Conlanging

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Joey Windsor and Christophe Grandsire-Koevets join George to discuss what tools we can get from more advanced linguistics theoretical frameworks. What tools do they provide the conlanger, and where do you have to be careful about applying them. Top of Show Greeting: Gidurguyt [ɡɪ-ərdɡuː-jɪt] LCC Presentations: Doug Ball’s Talk Unfortunately, the video of Joey’s talk… Read more »

Conlangery SHORTS #27: #Lexember 2017 Wrap-up

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George discusses last year’s Lexember and some of the things that came out of that. Also, help us correct our transcripts on the Conlang Sources Wiki. What we reblogged on Tumblr. The Conlangery Twitter account. (Sorry, twitter search is bad, so I can’t  conveniently direct you just to Lexember retweets.) http://media.blubrry.com/conlangery/p/content.blubrry.com/conlangery/ConlangeryShort27.mp3Podcast: Play in new window… Read more »

Conlangery #134: Converbs

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Today, Matt Pearson joins George and William to talk about non-finite “adverbial” verb forms called converbs. Top of Show Greeting: Old Niveni Links and Resources: Imperative Converb in Archi (conference abstract) Expressing adverbial relations in clause linkage with converbs: definitional and typological considerations (workshop slides) Ylikoski, J. (2003). Defining non-finites. Action nominals, converbs and infmitives…. Read more »

Conlangery #133: Language and Identity

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Jake and Kaye come on to talk about how language can interact with identity, across ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, and class identities. Top of Show Greeting: Faikari. /ˈvɐ͡ɪ.kʰɒ.ˌʁi/ Links and Resources: Plural you Key and Peele skits 1, 2 Stigmatization of speech associated with women “Sounding gay” Journal of Gender and Language Mondorf, B. (2002)… Read more »