Senior Project Advisor
Constructed Language, Linguistics, Generative Grammar
This project provides a generative grammar, or description of a language’s rules such that a theoretically infinite number of expressions can be made, of the new language Khahir. Information from the major domains of linguistics – phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics – was synthesized and applied to create a linguistically logical and internally consistent language unrelated to any existing language. Throughout history constructed languages, or conlangs, have been used for a variety of purposes including ease of communication, experimentation in the field of linguistics, and enrichment of a fictional world, but this project, in particular, sought to focus on the creation of new linguistic diversity for artistic purposes and to culminate and celebrate the linguistic knowledge acquired during my undergraduate education.
Panza, Kate, "Khahir: A Constructed Language" (2022). WWU Honors College Senior Projects. 581.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Linguistic analysis (Linguistics); Generative grammar; Grammar, Comparative and general--Morphosyntax
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