Re: Library Program
|Date:||Tuesday, October 18, 2005, 16:32|
Nice work...very good intro and show of how conlangs have been used.
Watch my reply-to, I'm using gmail.
On 10/18/05, Donald Boozer <donaldboozer@...> wrote:
> It was been quite some time since I posted to the
> listserv. I wanted to let the group know I recently
> presented a program on conlangs at a library
> conference and it went well. It was marketed as a
> presentation for young adult librarians, but I made a
> point of stating that adults also enjoy conlanging.
> The presentation was 1 hour long, covered topics like
> the definition of conlang, types (auxlang, loglang,
> artlang), popularity, "stars" (Tolkien and Okrand),
> and teaching some Elvish and Klingon phrases. I also
> had the participants create their own "languages" on
> the spot, after dividing them into Elves, Gnomes,
> Barbarians, and Dragons. They enjoyed themselves
> immensely, thought it would make a great teen program
> at their libraries, and I've also submitted an article
> to a Young Adult Services publication on the topic.
> For those interested, I have posted the handouts and
> exercises I used at my Geocities site. Remember, the
> exercises were designed for people with NO prior
> knowledge of our "secret vice."
> I'm doing my part to spread the word about conlanging.
> There's a chance I'll get to do the program again
> sometime, so any feedback is welcome.
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