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In the land of invented languages : Esperanto rock stars, Klingon poets, Loglan lovers, and the mad dreamers who tried to build a perfect language / Arika Okrent.

Okrent, Arika. (Author).
Book Book (2009.)
Description: 342 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2009.
4 of 4 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Peabody - Peabody Institute Library. (Show preferred library)
0 current holds with 4 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction PM 8008 .O37 2009 (Text to Phone) Available -
Reading Adult Languages 499.99 OKR (Text to Phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 499.99/OKRENT (Text to Phone) Available -
Stoneham Adult Nonfiction Mezzanine 499.99 OKR (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9780385527880
  • ISBN: 0385527888
  • Edition: 1st ed.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Nine hundred languages, nine hundred years -- John Wilkins and the language of truth -- Ludwik Zambof and the language of peace -- Charles Bliss and the language of symbols -- James Cooke Brown and the language of logic -- The Klingons, the Conlangers, and the art of language.
Summary: Okrent tells the fascinating and highly entertaining history of man's enduring quest to build a better language. Peopled with charming eccentrics and exasperating megalomaniacs, the land of invented languages is a place where you can recite the Lord's Prayer in John Wilkins's Philosophical Language, say your wedding vows in Loglan, and read "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" in Lojban--not to mention Babm, Blissymbolics, and the nearly nine hundred other invented languages featured in this language-lover's book.
Citation: Okrent, Arika. "In the land of invented languages : Esperanto rock stars, Klingon poets, Loglan lovers, and the mad dreamers who tried to build a perfect language." New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2009.
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