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Suzette Haden Elgin is an American science fiction author. Born in 1936 in Missouri, she attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in the 1960s, and began writing science fiction in order to pay tuition. She has a PhD in linguistics, and was the first UCSD student to ever write two dissertations (on English and Navajo). Afterwards, she became a professor at her alma mater's cross-town rival, San Diego State University (SDSU). She retired in 1980, and currently lives in Arkansas in the Ozarks. Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Show Me State Other U.S. States Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City (largest metropolitan area is Saint Louis) Governor Matt Blunt (R) Senators Kit Bond (R) Jim Talent (R) Official languages English Area 69,709 mi²; 180,693 km² (21st)  - Land... The University of California, San Diego (popularly known as UCSD) is a public, coeducational university located in La Jolla, California. ... The University of California, San Diego (popularly known as UCSD) is a public, coeducational university located in La Jolla, California. ... Jump to: navigation, search The 1960s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... Jump to: navigation, search Broadly conceived, linguistics is the scientific study of human language, and a linguist is someone who engages in this study. ... Jump to: navigation, search A landmark architecture featured in the school logo. ... Jump to: navigation, search A landmark architecture featured in the school logo. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1980 (MCMLXXX) is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... State nickname: The Natural State Other U.S. States Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Governor Mike Huckabee (R) Senators Blanche Lincoln (D) Mark Pryor (D) Official languages English Area 137,732 km² (29th)  - Land 134,856 km²  - Water 2,876 km² (2. ... Ozark redirects here. ...


She created the constructed language Láadan for her Native Tongue series. A grammar and dictionary were published in 1988. An artificial or constructed language (known colloquially as a conlang among aficionados), is a language whose phonology, grammar and vocabulary are specifically devised by an individual or small group, rather than having naturally evolved as part of a culture as with natural languages. ... Láadan is a constructed language created by Suzette Haden Elgin in 1982 to test the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis for women, specifically to determine if Western natural languages were better suited for expressing the views of men than women. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In addition to her traditional works, she has published works of shorter fiction, and collaborated with Anne McCaffrey. Overlying themes in her work include feminism, linguistics and the impact of language, and peaceful coexistence with nature. Many of her works also draw from her Ozark background and heritage. She founded the Science Fiction Poetry Association, and is considered an important figure in the field of science fiction conlangs. Elgin also publishes nonfiction; the most well-known is the Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense series. Jump to: navigation, search At the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow, August 2005 Anne Inez McCaffrey (born April 1, 1926) is an American science fiction author best known for her Dragonriders of Pern series. ... Jump to: navigation, search Feminism is a diverse collection of social theories, political movements, and moral philosophies, largely motivated by or concerning the experiences of women, especially socially, politically, and economically. ... Jump to: navigation, search Broadly conceived, linguistics is the scientific study of human language, and a linguist is someone who engages in this study. ... Ozark redirects here. ... The Science Fiction Poetry Association(SFPA)was founded in 1978 to bring together poets and readers interested in science fiction poetry. ... An artificial or constructed language (known colloquially as a conlang among aficionados), is a language whose vocabulary and grammar were specifically devised by an individual or small group, rather than having naturally evolved as part of a culture as with natural languages. ... Non-fiction is a truthful account or representation of a subject which is composed of facts. ...

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Bibliography

Fiction

Coyote Jones series

  • The Communipaths (1970)
  • Furthest (1971)
  • At the Seventh Level (1972)
  • Star-Anchored, Star-Angered (1984)
  • Yonder Comes the Other End of Time (1986)

Ozark Trilogy (1981)

  • Twelve Fair Kingdoms
  • The Grand Jubilee
  • And Then There'll Be Fireworks

Native Tongue series

  • Native Tongue (1984)
  • The Judas Rose (1987)
  • Earthsong (1993)

Other

  • Peacetalk 101 (2003)

Short stories

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Poetry

Asimovs Science Fiction is a science fiction magazine, first published in 1977 as Isaac Asimovs Science Fiction Magazine or IASFM for short. ... Asimovs Science Fiction is a science fiction magazine, first published in 1977 as Isaac Asimovs Science Fiction Magazine or IASFM for short. ...

Non-Fiction

The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense

  • The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense (1980)
  • More on the Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense (1983)
  • The Gentle Art of Communicating with Kids (1986)
  • The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense Workbook (1987)
  • The Last Word on the Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense (1987)
  • Language in Emergency Medicine (1987)
  • Growing Civilized Kids in a Savage World (1989)
  • Success with the Art of Verbal Self-Defense (1989)
  • Staying Well with the Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense (1990)
  • GenderSpeak (1993)
  • The Gentle Art of Written Self-Defense (1993)
  • The Gentle Art of Written Self-Defense Letter Book (1993)
  • Language in Law Enforcement (1993)
  • Linguistics & Science Fiction Sampler (1994)
  • BusinessSpeak (1995)
  • "You Can't Say That To Me!" (1995)
  • How to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable (1997)
  • How to Turn the Other Cheek and Still Survive in Today's World (1997)
  • The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense at Work (2000)

Other

  • Guide to Transformational Grammar (with John Grinder) (1973)
  • What is Linguistics? (1973)
  • Bully for Us (with John Grinder) (1974)
  • Pouring Down Words (1975)
  • A Primer of Transformational Grammar for Rank Beginners (1975)
  • Never Mind the Trees (1980)
  • The Great Grammar Myth (1982)
  • A First Dictionary and Grammar of Láadan (1988)
  • Try to Feel It My Way (1997)
  • The Grandmother Principles (1998)
  • The Language Imperative (2000)

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Suzette Haden Elgin: Home Page (681 words)
Suzette Haden Elgin was born in Missouri in 1936.
She did survive grad school, with the distinction of being the only student ever to have to write two dissertations (one on English, one on Navajo) for that purpose; she went on to teach linguistics at San Diego State University, and then retired in 1980 to the Arkansas Ozarks, where she can still be found.
She founded the Science Fiction Poetry Association, and was for a while editor of its newsletter, Star*Line; she is a science fiction artist and poet and musician; she goes to as many sf conventions as she can fit into her schedule; and she writes and publishes a newsletter called Linguistics and Science Fiction.
Suzette Haden Elgin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (511 words)
She has a PhD in linguistics, and was the first UCSD student to ever write two dissertations (on English and Navajo).
She retired in 1980, and currently lives in Arkansas in the Ozarks.
She founded the Science Fiction Poetry Association, and is considered an important figure in the field of science fiction conlangs.
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