Word games as experimental linguistics

Statement of Responsibility:
Cahill, Michael
Authors:
Series Issue:
2008-008
Date:
2008
Part Of Series:
SIL Forum for Language Fieldwork 2008-008
Extent:
5 pages
Abstract:

“Word games” in languages can tell us something about syllable structure and underlying forms. Sometimes they are helpful in determining orthographic issues, such as whether to include a letter in the spelling or not. Here the author introduces word games by discussing Pig Latin in English, and then reports on two SIL projects which used language games to gain more insight into the language.

Publication Status:
Published
Country:
Congo (Brazzaville)
Papua New Guinea
Content Language:
Work Type:
Subject:
Orthography
psychological syllable pattern
reversed order of syllables
Syllables
Nature of Work:
Entry Number:
7796