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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. > > > > __________________________________ > Yahoo! Music Unlimited > Access over 1 million songs. Try it free. > >