From Elvish to Klingon: Exploring Invented Languages

Michael Adams
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  • 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