Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2011

304 Pages

5 1/8 x 7 3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780192807090

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From Elvish to Klingon

Exploring Invented Languages

Edited by Michael Adams

  • Explores the origins, purpose, and usage of a wide-range of invented languages
  • Authoritative: each chapter is written by an expert in that particular field
  • Compares and contrasts man-made vocabularies
  • Comprehensive coverage of the subject, from vocabularies created for science fiction, such as Klingon, to languages created for international use, such as Esperanto
  • Discusses the cultural effects of invented languages in a clear, jargon-free style
  • Useful supplementary material includes a detailed bibliography and index

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