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From Elvish to Klingon : exploring invented languages

Author: Michael Adams
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This fascinating book takes invented languages and explores the origins, purpose, and usage of these curious artefacts of culture. Written by experts in the field, chapters discuss a wide range of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Adams
ISBN: 9780192807090 0192807099
OCLC Number: 754905109
Description: vi, 294 p. ; 20 cm
Contents: The spectrum of invention / Michael Adams --
Confounding Babel: international auxiliary languages / Arden R. Smith --
Invented vocabularies: the cases of Newspeak and Nadsat / Howard Jackson --
Tolkien's invented languages / E.S.C. Weiner and Jeremy Marshall --
'Wild and whirling words': the invention and use of klingon / Marc Okrand, Michael Adams, Judith Hendricks-Hermans, and Sjaak Kroon --
Gaming languages and language games / James Portnow --
'Oirish' inventions: James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Paul Muldoon / Stephen Watt --
Revitalized languages as invented languages / Suzanne Romaine.
Responsibility: [comp. by] Michael Adams.

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This book is a welcome addition to the growing literature that treats linguistic invention seriously. Dirk Elzinga, Language Problems and Language Planning the book ought to be read by anyone with an Read more...

 
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