Conlang theses - topics / research
|From:||Sai Emrys <saizai@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 29, 2005, 1:27|
What are viable topics for research in creative linguistics?
One off-the-cuff experimental: If the whole NLF2DWS thing pans out and
is implemented, and has freedom-of-rotation (either grammaticalized or
not, but critically not having a "standard" orientation for a
particular atom), you could revisit the "rotation slows you"
Standard version: present rotated versions of something, test for
recognition times. Time is linear with angle of rotation from
Conlang version: ... what would the result be?
My guesses: linear; multipoint linear-to-nearest (i.e. you'd code
'standards' at particular oreitnations), or (which would be more
interesting) something else...?
That's just one simple experimental-psycholinguistics example; not big
enough to base a whole thesis off of (I think), but could be
Other suggestions for experiments and/or research in our field?
For that matter, anyone want to start *doing* some? And what *has*
been done (that's scientifically valid and all that, of course)?