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Conlang theses - topics / research

From:Sai Emrys <saizai@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 29, 2005, 1:27
Part two:

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)?

 - Sai