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The Resource In the land of invented languages : a celebration of linguistic creativity, madness, and genius, Arika Okrent

In the land of invented languages : a celebration of linguistic creativity, madness, and genius, Arika Okrent

Label
In the land of invented languages : a celebration of linguistic creativity, madness, and genius
Title
In the land of invented languages
Title remainder
a celebration of linguistic creativity, madness, and genius
Statement of responsibility
Arika Okrent
Title variation
Invented languages
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
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
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317598
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BTCTA
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Okrent, Arika
Dewey number
499/.99
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PM8008
LC item number
.O37 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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Languages, Artificial
Target audience
adult
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Esperanto rock stars, Klingon poets, Loglan lovers, and the mad dreamers who tried to build a perfect language
Label
In the land of invented languages : a celebration of linguistic creativity, madness, and genius, Arika Okrent
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Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nine hundred languages, nine hundred years. Scaring the mundanes ; A history of failure -- John Wilkins and the language of truth. The six-hundred-page rewrite ; A calculus of thought ; A hierarchy of the universe ; The word for "shit" ; Knowing what you mean to say -- Ludwik Zamenhof and the language of peace. A linguistic handshake ; Un nuov glot ; Trouble in Volapükland ; A nudist, a gay ornithologist, a railroad enthusiast, and a punk cannabis smoker walk into a bar ; Crank pride -- Charles Bliss and the language of symbols. Word magic ; Hit by a personality tornado ; Those queer and mysterious Chinese characters ; The spacemen speak ; The catastrophic results of her ignorance -- James Cooke Brown and the language of logic. The Whorfian hypothesis ; A formula for success ; Suitable apologies ; Meaning quicksand ; To menstruate joyfully -- The Klingons, the Conlangers, and the art of language. Flaws or features? ; The go-to linguist ; What are they doing? ; The secret vice -- Appendix A. The list of languages ; Appendix B. Language samples
Control code
1023394
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Spiegel & Grau trade paperback edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780812980899
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812980899
  • (OCoLC)436030223
Label
In the land of invented languages : a celebration of linguistic creativity, madness, and genius, Arika Okrent
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nine hundred languages, nine hundred years. Scaring the mundanes ; A history of failure -- John Wilkins and the language of truth. The six-hundred-page rewrite ; A calculus of thought ; A hierarchy of the universe ; The word for "shit" ; Knowing what you mean to say -- Ludwik Zamenhof and the language of peace. A linguistic handshake ; Un nuov glot ; Trouble in Volapükland ; A nudist, a gay ornithologist, a railroad enthusiast, and a punk cannabis smoker walk into a bar ; Crank pride -- Charles Bliss and the language of symbols. Word magic ; Hit by a personality tornado ; Those queer and mysterious Chinese characters ; The spacemen speak ; The catastrophic results of her ignorance -- James Cooke Brown and the language of logic. The Whorfian hypothesis ; A formula for success ; Suitable apologies ; Meaning quicksand ; To menstruate joyfully -- The Klingons, the Conlangers, and the art of language. Flaws or features? ; The go-to linguist ; What are they doing? ; The secret vice -- Appendix A. The list of languages ; Appendix B. Language samples
Control code
1023394
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Spiegel & Grau trade paperback edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780812980899
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812980899
  • (OCoLC)436030223

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