Course Description

Invented Languages, from Elvish to Esperanto, LING 80K

Considers invented languages, including Elvish and Klingon, as well as lesser-known ones that tackle ethical, social, or cognitive concerns. Students learn tools from contemporary linguistics to analyze language structures and understand how they relate to creator intentions.

Key Information

Credit: 5 quarter units / 3.33 semester units credit
UC Santa Cruz, Linguistics

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
General Education: SS.

UC Irvine:
Unit Credit

UC Los Angeles:
Unit Credit

UC Merced:
Unit Credit

UC Riverside:
General Education: LING Elective units

UC San Diego:
General Education: Revelle one course towards Social Science; TMC 1 course toward lower division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major; Warren - may also be used for PofC depending on major/PofC/AS; Sixth - 1 NAHR; Muir: petition as one course in matching sequence for Social Sciences GE; Muir: 1 course in a Social Sciences theme in "Language and Communication";

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
Pending

UC Santa Cruz:
General Education: TA (Textual Analysis & Interpretation)

Course Creator

Pranav Anand

Pranav Anand is a Professor of Linguistics who works at the intersection of theoretical linguistics, philosophy of language, and computational linguistics. At the broadest level, he is interested in how context shapes the meaning we draw from linguistic expressions. One major strand of his work concerns how subjective experience and perspective are encoded cross-linguistically, and here he has looked at how across languages of the world we report our dreams, how we talk about ourselves, and how we specify the evidence for our claims. With more computationally-oriented models, Pranav has examined cross-linguistic and cross-cultural forms of persuasive argumentation, as well as how our language can be used to characterize our emotional states. Current work in this area is focusing on connecting computationally-derived models with psychological theories, including work with psychologists and computer scientists on theories of emotion and on why partisan language can be more persuasive than more measured language.

Pranav Anand is a Professor of Linguistics who works at the intersection of theoretical linguistics, philosophy of language, and computational linguistics. At the broadest level, he is interested in how context shapes the meaning we draw from linguistic expressions. One major strand of his work concerns how subjective experience and perspective are encoded cross-linguistically, and here he ...

Pranav Anand is a Professor of Linguistics who works at the intersection of theoretical linguistics, philosophy of language, and computational linguistics. At the broadest level, he is interested in how context shapes the meaning we draw from linguistic expressions. One major strand of his work concerns how subjective experience and perspective are encoded cross-linguistically, and here he has looked at how across languages of the world we report our dreams, how we talk about ourselves, and how we specify the evidence for our claims. With more computationally-oriented models, Pranav has examined cross-linguistic and cross-cultural forms of persuasive argumentation, as well as how our language can be used to characterize our emotional states. Current work in this area is focusing on connecting computationally-derived models with psychological theories, including work with psychologists and computer scientists on theories of emotion and on why partisan language can be more persuasive than more measured language.


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