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From Elvish to Klingon

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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 languages - from Esperanto to Klingon - and uncover the motives behind their creation and the outcomes of their existence.

Auteur

Michael Adams is currently Associate Professor of English and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Indiana. He has contributed to and edited many journals as well as numerous linguistic works, including the Middle English Dictionary and The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. He is the author of Slayer Slang: A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Lexicon and co-author of How English Works: A Linguistic Introduction to the English Language.



Contenu

IntroductionMichael Adams: ; Arden Smith: International Auxiliary Languages; Howard Jackson: Invented Vocabularies: Newspeak and Nadsat; Stephen Watt: Oirish Inventions: James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Paul Muldoon; Edmund Weiner: Tolkien's Invented Languages; Marc Okrand, Judith Hendriks-Hermans, Sjaak Kroon: Klingon and other Science Fiction Languages; Michael Adams: Logical Languages; James Portnow: Gaming Languages and Language Games; Suzanne Romaine: Revitalized Languages as Invented Languages; Appendices: Samples and Formal Descriptions of Some Invented Languages; Index

Informations sur le produit

Titre: From Elvish to Klingon
Sous-titre: Exploring Invented Languages
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Code EAN: 9780192807090
ISBN: 978-0-19-280709-0
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Oxford University Press
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 304
Poids: 295g
Taille: H46mm x B131mm x T197mm
Année: 2011

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