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Re: Advice/Comments - Constructed Languages Class

From:Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Date:Monday, October 18, 2004, 16:19
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From: "Jeffrey Jones" <jsjonesmiami@...>
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Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2004 10:28 AM
Subject: Re: Advice/Comments - Constructed Languages Class

> On Mon, 11 Oct 2004 20:00:44 -0400, Sai Emrys <conlangs@...> wrote: > >>Howdy all. >> >>This is my first post here, recommended to me by David Peterson.
Welcome! My regards to David. I also went to Berkeley way back when. My regards to Annalee Rehjon, Dan Melia, and Kathryn Klar.
>>I am planning on running a class on conlangs at UC Berkeley - a "DE-Cal", >>i.e., student-run course. It's tentative so far; I'm currently fleshing >>out >>the syllabus / notes / etc, and I'm to talk with my potential faculty >>sponsor in a couple days. >> >>The details (e.g., what DE-Cals are, the syllabus-so-far, a couple class >>outlines) are at (and /info for >>more). I'd appreciate any input on what to cover, how, progression, good >>resources, homework to assign, etc. - especially if any of you have prior >>experience with teaching a class (or colloquium, or whatever) on conlangs. >> >>You can find out more about *me* at >> . >> >>Thanks, >> >> Sai Emrys > > Welcome, Sai! > I think there are a couple others besides David who've done something like > that, but I don't think they're active on the list now. There should be > plenty of suggestions from others though! > > Jeff
I'll second Jeff's welcome, and note that linguistics professor Matt Pearson, who used to be quite active on this list, has done something similar to this while at UW, Madison. Not quite the same, but similar. I am also terribly interested in doing perhaps collaborative teaching at the UR on invented languages (I'm on leave now), so I'd love to watch this develop, Sai. I taught a collaborative independent study with Jeff Runner here for a single student. I've visited your site, and I'm impressed. Sally Al eskkoat ol ai sendran rohsan nuehra celyil takrem bomai nakuo! My shadow follows me, putting strange new roses into the world.