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Empirical methods in language construction

Başak Aray Université Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne, EXeCO (PHICO) Efforts to establish an international auxiliary language (IAL) have a long history. Projects to overcome ethnic languages flourished in the 17th century Britain. Creators of these “philosophical languages” (Descartes, Dalgarno, Wilkins,

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Theoretical linguistics and artificial languages

Alan Reed Libert University of Newcastle, New South Wales Mainstream theoretical linguists have generally ignored artificial languages, apparently considering them unworthy of attention. This is true not only of “fictional languages” such as Klingon, but also of “serious” languages such

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