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In the Land of Invented Languages: A Celebration of Linguistic Creativity, Madness, and Genius

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Here is the captivating story of humankind’s enduring quest to build a better language—and overcome the curse of Babel. Just about everyone has heard of Esperanto, which was nothing less than one man’s attempt to bring about world peace by means of linguistic solidarity. And every Star Trek fan knows about Klingon. But few people have heard of Babm, Blissymbolics, Loglan (not to be confused with Lojban), and the nearly nine hundred other invented languages that represent the hard work, high hopes, and full-blown delusions of so many misguided souls over the centuries. With intelligence and humor, Arika Okrent has written a truly original and enlightening book for all word freaks, grammar geeks, and plain old language lovers.

 

 

About the Author

Arika Okrent received a joint Ph.D. in the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Psychologys Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience Program at the University of Chicago. She has also earned her first-level certification in Klingon. She lives in Philadelphia.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812980899
Author:
Okrent, Arika
Publisher:
Spiegel & Grau
Author:
Arika Okrent
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Miscellaneous
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
56 CHARTS/ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.90x5.10x.90 in. .55 lbs.

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