5SSEL026 - Language Construction

This module followed on from module 5SSEL020 - The Making of Language. Where The Making of Language combined two areas of language teaching (language creation and language origins), Language Construction concentrated on language construction only, while language origins was covered by 6SSEL045 - The Origins of Language.


The files associated with the 2020 sessions, the final year that the module ran, are given below.


Module Guide and General Files

Module Guide

Introductory PowerPoint

Sample language construction assignment

Using Word to make your work more readable


Lecture PowerPoints

Lecture 1 - Psychology of language creation

Lecture 2 - Continuous creation

Lecture 3 - Grammar 1

Lecture 4 - Grammar 2

Lecture 5 - Grammar 3

Lecture 6 - Doing things with words

Lecture 7 - Artificial languages 1

Lecture 8 - Artificial languages 2

Lecture 9 - Metaphor in translation

Lecture 10 - Language and culture

Lecture handouts

Lecture 1 - Psychology of language creation

Lecture 2 - Continuous creation

Lecture 3 - Grammar 1

Lecture 4 - Grammar 2

Lecture 5 - Grammar 3

Lecture 6 - Doing things with words

Lecture 7 - Artificial languages 1

Lecture 8 - Artificial languages 2

Lecture 9 - Metaphor in translation

Lecture 10 - Language and culture

Lecture discussion tasks

Lecture 1

Lecture 2

Lecture 3

Lecture 4

Lecture 5

Lecture 7

Lecture 8

Lecture 10

Language Construction handouts

Word types

Language sounds

Tenses

Adpositions and ditransitives

Conjunctions and pronominalisation

Meaning and negation

Regular and irregular forms

Making meanings

Producing a translation

Marking Mandubza

Marking Criteria

Marking criteria - Report

Marking criteria - Translation

Marking criteria - alternative assignment - Essay


The final report from

Night School on Anarres,

A King’s College London/Somerset House installation on Utopia,

July-September 2016