LING 231

Constructed Languages

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Explores how to construct a language, by comparing a variety of constructed languages with natural language. Topics include the biological foundations of language, grammatical aspects of constructed languages, language variation, language change and writing systems. Includes linguistic analysis of Esperanto, Klingon and Tolkien's Elvish languages (Quenya, Sindarin).


  • Credit will be granted for only one of LING 231, LING 297 (if taken in the same topic).

Undergraduate course in Linguistics offered by the Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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