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In the Land of Invented Languages

In the Land of Invented Languages - 10 edition

In the Land of Invented Languages - 10 edition

ISBN13: 9780812980899

ISBN10: 0812980891

In the Land of Invented Languages by Arika Okrent - ISBN 9780812980899
Edition: 10
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Published:
International: No
In the Land of Invented Languages by Arika Okrent - ISBN 9780812980899

ISBN13: 9780812980899

ISBN10: 0812980891

Edition: 10

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Summary

Here is the captivating story of humankind's enduring quest to build a better language-and overcome the curse of Babel. Just about everyone has heard of Esperanto, which was nothing less than one man's attempt to bring about world peace by means of linguistic solidarity. And every Star Trek fan knows about Klingon. But few people have heard of Babm, Blissymbolics, Loglan (not to be confused with Lojban), and the nearly nine hundred other invented languages that represent the hard work, high hopes, and full-blown delusions of so many misguided souls over the centuries. With intelligence and humor, Arika Okrent has written a truly original and enlightening book for all word freaks, grammar geeks, and plain old language lovers.