Constructed Language (Classification) an artificial language, as opposed to natural

Constructed Language is a term in Comparative Linguistics that commonly means "an artificial language, as opposed to natural." (See also: ISO 639-3 Individual Language Types). This term belongs mainly to the broader category called Classification.

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Source: ISO 639-3 (

"Types of individual languages"

Constructed languages: This part of ISO 639 also includes identifiers that denote constructed (or artificial) languages. In order to qualify for inclusion the language must have a literature and it must be designed for the purpose of human communication. It must be a complete language, and be in use for human communication by some community long enough to be passed to a second generation of users. Specifically excluded are reconstructed languages and computer programming languages.

SIL International Contributors, "ISO 693-3: Types of individual languages," accessed August 12, 2023, [Visit]

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PsychLing Contributors. "Constructed Language." PsychLing, OMNIKA Foundation, 18 Sep. 2023, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.


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PsychLing Contributors. "Constructed Language." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created September 18, 2023. Modified September 18, 2023. Accessed December 10, 2023.


APA Dictionary

APA Contributors. "APA Dictionary of Psychology." Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Accessed September 14, 2023. [Visit]


Crystal, David, ed. A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. 6ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2011.


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ISO 639-3

SIL International Contributors. "ISO 639-3 Registration Authority: International Standard for Language Codes." Dallas, TX: SIL International. Accessed July 28, 2023. [Visit]

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