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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[1]. 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. K. [1]