- "Don't Sleep, There are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle", by Daniel C. Everett (2009)
- "The Man of Gold", by M.A.R. Barker (1984)
- "Old Peter's Russian Tales," by Arthur Ransome (LibriVox)
- "Imagined Communities", by Benedict Anderson (1983, 2006)
- "Through the Language Glass", by Guy Deutscher (2010)
- "The Klingon Dictionary", by Marc Okrand (1985, 1992)
My fiction reading was pretty thin last year, but M.A.R. Barker's "The Man of Gold" was a decent yarn—if you're open to science fantasy adventure novels based on worlds used as settings for 1970s role-playing games. The fiction is ok, but the point is to show off Barker's world of Tékumel (which otherwise perhaps "doesn't photograph well"). It is a fascinating world. And as far as conlangs made to support a fictional world go, Tsolyáni is really nice, aesthetically a mashup of Urdu and Mesoamerican languages, which works much better than it sounds.