LING 80K — Invented Languages


Creator: Pranav Anand

This course 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.

General Education code(s): TA

Type of course and Credit: Online, 5 units

Course first offered: Summer 2018


Students said about the course:

“The instructor’s lectures were very engaging and entertaining, making learning the material easier.”

“Being in my last quarter at UCSC, I truly think I saved the best for last. Pranav is an outstanding instructor and his online lessons were absolutely fascinating. The lessons were clear, informative, and Pranav’s enthusiasm is unmatched by any other instructor I’ve had here at UCSC.”