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Conlang Exhibit in 2008 in Cleveland

From:Donald Boozer <donaldboozer@...>
Date:Friday, September 21, 2007, 15:30
I realize this is an early announcement but I wanted
to share with the group. In my never-ending struggle
to spread the good news of conlanging, I've been given
the go-ahead for doing an exhibit on constructed
languages at Cleveland Public Library in May 2008. I
work in the Literature Department (which includes
linguistics, fiction, etc.) which is also where the
exhibit will be placed so this is actually part of my
job. The exhibit space includes 6 large cases, 2
smaller cases (these are like museum exhibit cases)
and flat panels for poster-size sheets. Below are
several of my proposed topics for the larger cases:

Historical Perspective:
Plato’s Cratylus, Hildegard of Bingen, John Wilkins,
Solresol, George Delgarno.
Books highlighted: Gulliver’s Travels, Gargantua &
Pantagruel, Utopia, etc.

J.R.R. Tolkien: The Shakespeare of Conlangs
Tolkien & the languages of Middle-earth, plus Peter
Jackson’s movies and David Salo’s A Gateway to
Sindarin; Helge Fauskanger & Ardalambion

Esperanto & Other International Auxiliary Languages
Photos of Zamenhof, the Esperanto flag, story of
Moresnet/Neutral Moresnet (“country” 1816-1919).
Mention Gattaca, Angoroj (1964-1st fully Esperanto
film), Incubus (1965)
Volapük, Interlingua, Ido, etc.

Linguistics & Languages: Exploration, Inspiration, and
linguistics books, IPA & X-SAMPA chart, display;
interesting languages w/variations, etc.
Greenberg's Language Universals; Describing
tlhIngan Hol: Klingon Language & Culture
origins: Marc Okrand and Klingon Language Institute;
Klingon Language Institute; conventions/ “costumed”
fans vs. Klingon-speakers (The Week, 9/7/07 article)

The Conlanging Community
Virtual and “Reality-based” groups: ZBB, CONLANG-L,
Conlangers and their art; Conferences and meet-ups
(LCC, Tolkienian Linguistics, etc.); photos and logos
from conferences, groups, etc. as well as individual

I will update CONLANG as May 2008 approaches.

Fiat lingua!

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