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Re: Article on Artificial Languages

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Friday, March 11, 2005, 17:28

On Tue, 8 Mar 2005 19:39:34 -0800,
"David J. Peterson" <dedalvs@...> wrote:

> I just got word of an article that's to appear in Routledge's > Encyclopedia of Linguistics--a two volume set: > > > > I heard that there was going to be an article on artificial > languages, and a professor here at UCSD (an Esperantist) > sent it as an attachment. So I read it. And uploaded it > here: > > > > I think it's about four pages long. It discusses, amongst > many other fascinating topics: > > (1) Various auxiliary languages > (2) Attempts at regularizing old European languages > (3) Volapuk > (4) Esperanto > > And that's it. This is how artificial languages are being > represented in a major linguistic work.
Oh, yes, once again. It briefly mentions "fictional languages created for literary purposes", but the rest of the articles only discusses auxlangs. Sigh. Another encyclopedia where "for international communication" is part of the definition of "artificial language". Seems that we still have a long way to go before linguists cease to ignore us. Greetings, Jörg.