Re: Books for conlangers
|From:||Keith Gaughan <kmgaughan@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, September 10, 2005, 2:14|
轡虫 (kutsuwamushi) wrote:
> I'd like to compile a list of book recommendations for conlangers, and
> I could use your help. I'm thinking of two categories:
> 1) Introductions to linguistics for beginners
> (General introductions and more advanced introductions to specific
> topics like phonetics, case, or whatever you find useful.)
As an intro, I really can't rave enough about The Unfolding of
Language. I picked it up recently, and I can't think of any book
I've read that's a better introduction. Everybody else has given enough
recommendations otherwise. And Describing Morphosyntax is worth its
weight in gold.
> 2) Books that are good for inspiration
Any grammar. Or the list itself.