Book Reviews

Welcome to my Book Reviews Page! I’ll rate the book on a scale of five, discuss topics I thought were interesting, and then give my final verdict on whether or not it’s a good read for Linguitics, Study Textbooks, or even Case studies!

Constructed Languages

Constructed “Artifical” languages are created by people over a period of time. Generally, they are made for a TV show’s fictional world, for actual communication, or even for experiments in linguistics. Often times these languages do not have native speakers/first language speakers; however, Esperanto did, theoretically, break this stigma with Stela, a Native (from birth)Continue reading “Constructed Languages”

Language Revitalization

Language revitalization is an attempt to stop or reverse the decline of a language or to completely revive an extinct one. Languages go extinct for many reasons, for example a language might go extinct because there is a language shift in favor of a more common language. Lingusits, communities, and language fans attempt to reviveContinue reading “Language Revitalization”

Read This Before You Start Learning a New Language: Language-Learning Goals

Goal setting is an important facet of learning languages. There are multiple types of goals when it comes to language learning: short-term to long-term, process goals, performance goals. Effective goals motivate and inspire us, increase success rate, focus us, and reduce frustration. An effective goal setting process helps us understand where we currently are, helpsContinue reading “Read This Before You Start Learning a New Language: Language-Learning Goals”


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