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Advanced Language Construction Paperback – July 18, 2012

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ISBN-13: 978-1478267539 ISBN-10: 1478267534

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Mark Rosenfelder is a writer and conlanger, author of the Language Construction Kit and the Planet Construction Kit.
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  • Paperback: 278 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1478267534
  • ISBN-13: 978-1478267539
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #278,438 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By LinguistJunkie on October 20, 2012
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Mark Rosenfelder has done it again with an outstanding book that covers all manner of possible topics that may arise from the daunting prospect of trying to create your very own language. From his own experiences and information from numerous linguistic sources, he is able to explain in detail the functions and purpose behind nearly every major feature of natural and artificial languages. Even if you're not interested in creating your own language, this book is highly recommended for anyone wanting to gain further insight in how natural languages actually work.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Kimball on April 21, 2015
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The linguistic part of things is interesting, but the author branches out into a wide range of other subjects, about which he knows no more than any other not-very-inquisitive layman. I was particularly galled by his confidently repeating the insulting myth that Polish cavalry charged German tanks and were slaughtered. It was 2012 when this book came out, for Heaven's sake! He had no excuse for not having known the truth, which is very easy to learn these days -- it's even on Wikipedia, in five or six different places.

His cavalier approach to history (in fact, we might say that he's confidently charging the tanks of true information and being slaughtered...) leaves me with every reason to suspect that he's equally cavalier about everything else outside of his specialty -- which is to say, at least half of the book, including many subjects where I'm not knowledgeable enough to distinguish truth from nonsense. For that matter, how do I know that he's not repeating the trite nostrums of fifty years ago _within_ his specialty? I'm not a linguist, the closest I come is reading the Language Log.

Jacques Barzun had nasty things to say about people who see inaccuracies in minor things as proving inaccuracies in major things, but I doubt that that's what I'm doing here. The horses-charging-tanks myth is seductive (to people with a certain outlook on life), widespread, and profoundly wrong; by repeating it, the author has proven that he doesn't have a good eye for the difference between the truth on the one hand, and plausible baloney on the other. That's a pretty dangerous trait to have, if you're undertaking to teach your readers about the patterns of history and how civilizations rise and fall.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Snyder on August 1, 2013
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This book picks up where the first book, "The Language Construction Guide" left off giving you a more indepth look at language and how to use that language in your own creations.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Velik on January 28, 2013
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My son wanted this book because he is constructing his own language for a project. Highly recommend for anyone interested in linguistics.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Carrie Schutrick on January 23, 2013
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The single biggest complaint I have about this book is that the author did not take the advice, mentioned in the foreword, of naming it "The Language Construction Kaboodle"--it being the sequel to "The Language Construction Kit".

That being said, this is not a lightweight volume by any means. Unlike its predecessor, you have to know a bit about linguistics to get the most out of it--and to be honest, I'm not sure I know enough! I could have done without quite so much of the chapter on logic; all those Ps and not-Qs kind of got confusing after a while. But it's a heck of a read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Randy on June 23, 2014
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Both this book and its mate, The Language Construction Kit, are must-reads for anyone who is toying with/playing with/building a conlang of his/her own. Mr. Rosenfelder is very clear about the how-to, and gives the basics of language in a easy to understand way, but he does not make it pablum. He also adds a lot of advanced linguistic material, especially in this book, for those who may be more advanced in their understanding of language. I am playing with a conlang of my own, and found both books great helps in building it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James Miller on February 10, 2013
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This is a great continuation of the first Language Construction book. Very helpful for working on the details and fleshing out of my own attempts at artificial languages.
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