1887
Volume 46, Issue 1
  • ISSN 0272-2690
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9889
USD
Buy:$35.00 + Taxes

Abstract

Abstract (English)

This article aims to explore the possibility that learning Toki Pona, a “minimalist” constructed language with a total lexicon of only 123 words, may help students to develop their skills in using communication strategies in the foreign or second language they are learning. After a general introduction on constructed languages, three sections follow: one introducing Toki Pona, one presenting the research hypothesis and aim, and another outlining communications strategies. The article continues with the methodology employed and a discussion of the results obtained. These show that learning Toki Pona may indeed help the students to improve their communication strategies, and particularly circumlocution, so that they can avoid breakdowns in communication when they do not know or do not remember a word or expression.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1075/lplp.00086.col
2022-06-03
2023-03-24
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

References

  1. Adams, M.
    ed. (2011) From Elvish to Klingon: Exploring invented languages. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    [Google Scholar]
  2. Berry-Bravo, J.
    (1993) Teaching the art of circumlocution. Hispania, 76(2), 371–377. 10.2307/344713
    https://doi.org/10.2307/344713 [Google Scholar]
  3. British Council
    British Council. When you don’t know the exact word. https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/exams/speaking-exams/when-you-dont-know-exact-word. Accessed onJanuary 20, 2021.
  4. Canale, M., & Swain, M.
    (1980) Theoretical bases of communicative approaches to second language teaching and testing. Applied Linguistics, 1(1), 2–47. 10.1093/applin/1.1.1
    https://doi.org/10.1093/applin/1.1.1 [Google Scholar]
  5. Fiedler, S.
    (2015) The topic of planned languages (Esperanto) in the current specialist literature. Language Problems and Language Planning, 39(1), 84–104. 10.1075/lplp.39.1.05fie
    https://doi.org/10.1075/lplp.39.1.05fie [Google Scholar]
  6. Gobbo, F.
    (2017) Are planned languages less complex than natural languages?Language Sciences, 60, 36–52. 10.1016/j.langsci.2016.10.003
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.langsci.2016.10.003 [Google Scholar]
  7. Lang, S.
    (2014) The language of good. San Bernardino: www.tokipona.org
    [Google Scholar]
  8. (2021) Toki Pona dictionary. Wroclaw: Amazon Fulfillment.
    [Google Scholar]
  9. List of constructed languages, Wikipedia
    List of constructed languages, Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_constructed_languages. Accessed onFebruary 2, 2021.
  10. Maleki, A.
    (2010) Techniques to teach communication strategies. Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 1(5), 640–646. 10.4304/jltr.1.5.640‑646
    https://doi.org/10.4304/jltr.1.5.640-646 [Google Scholar]
  11. Moniz, C. R.
    (2019) Nimi ale pona (1st ed.). docs.google.com/document/d/10hP3kR7mFN0E6xW3U6fZyDf7xKEEvxssM96qLq4E0ms. Accessed onJune 20, 2021.
  12. Musi Lili
    Musi Lili. Meli lili pi len loje (Little Red Riding Hood). musilili.net/lipu/meli-lili-pi-len-loje-2/. Accessed onFebruary 5, 2021.
  13. Okrent, A.
    (2009) In the land of invented languages. New York: Spiegel and Grau Trade Paperbacks.
    [Google Scholar]
  14. Paderborn Method, Wikipedia
    Paderborn Method, Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paderborn_method. Accessed onFebruary 22, 2021.
  15. Peterson, D. J.
    (2015) The art of language invention: From Horse Lords to Dark-Elves, the words behind world-building. New York: Penguin Books.
    [Google Scholar]
  16. Propaedeutic value of Esperanto, Wikipedia
    Propaedeutic value of Esperanto, Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propaedeutic_value_of_Esperanto. Accessed onFebruary 20, 2021.
  17. Rababah, G.
    (2002) Second language communication strategies: Definitions, taxonomies, data elicitation methodology and teachability issues. ERIC. https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED472698. Accessed onJanuary 27, 2021.
    [Google Scholar]
  18. Roehr-Brackin, K., & Tellier, A.
    (2018) Esperanto as a tool in classroom foreign language learning in England. Language Problems and Language Planning, 42(1), 89–111. 10.1075/lplp.00013.roe
    https://doi.org/10.1075/lplp.00013.roe [Google Scholar]
  19. Salazar Campillo, P.
    (2006) The use of circumlocution in the foreign language context. Porta Linguarum, 5, 7–15. 10.30827/Digibug.30430
    https://doi.org/10.30827/Digibug.30430 [Google Scholar]
  20. Smith, E.
    (1998) Teach yourself: Instant French. London: Hodder & Stoughton.
    [Google Scholar]
  21. Tarone, E.
    (1981) Some thoughts on the notion of communication strategy. TESOL Quarterly, 15(3), 285–295. 10.2307/3586754
    https://doi.org/10.2307/3586754 [Google Scholar]
  22. Toki Ma
    Toki Ma. toki-ma.com. Accessed onFebruary 23, 2021.
http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1075/lplp.00086.col
Loading
/content/journals/10.1075/lplp.00086.col
Loading

Data & Media loading...

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was successful
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error