Carnegie Mellon University
December 06, 2016

Inventing Languages, One Philosophy Course at a Time

B.R. George and students

If you really stop to think about it, language is a part of every moment of every day – from reading written words to talking with a friend or simply being alone you’re your thoughts.

But – why do languages work the way that they do? Why do they follow certain rules? "Invented Languages," a Philosophy Department course, was designed to get students thinking about language in a whole new way, and in doing so, inventing their own languages from scratch.

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