and Suriel Mofu · A grammar of Kharia, a South Munda language, by John Peterson · From Elvish to Klingon: Exploring invented languages, edited by Michael. Apart from languages derived from science fiction and fantasy worlds, From Elvish to Klingon includes investigative accounts of international auxiliary languages. From Elvish to Klingon has ratings and 24 reviews. Nikki said: This book is along the same lines as Arika Okrent’s In the Land of Invented Languages.

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There is some heavy reliance on certain secondary sources, particularly Edmund Privat; this may have been unavoidable, however. Klongon rated it it was amazing Apr 10, From Elvish to Klingon also examines the more philosophical underpinnings of invented languages: Very useful in my studies.

Volume 11 Issue 3 Decpp. A thorough and scholarly account of the Elvish languages in Tolkien and a little on the non-Elvish ones too. I don’t know what the answer to this problem is; but it ought to have been at least addressed in a book like this. The potential for splittist factions who compete to gain ownership of a language is always present; Cornish has several, which led in to the county offices in Camborne trying to accommodate all parties by using elvvish different spellings of the Cornish word for welcome in different places within the building.

Fascinating and surprisingly detailed tour through a range of invented languages from Esperanto to Newspeak.

Want to Read saving…. 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 theEnglish Language, Fourth Edition.

While it is encouraging to see invented languages being afforded this level of treatment, it is always a risk of importation that they be subjected to institutional stances and modes of understanding. International Auxiliary Languages Arden Smith. The title of this book leads the reader to expect it will be similar to Arika Okrent’s “In the Land of Invented Languages”, but it covers that particular territory rather more superficially and casts its net a good deal wider.

Book titles OR Journal titles. Little scholarly discourse has yet been dedicated to Star Trekdespite its decades of development and limitless imaginative freeplay. Froj Klingon is the most developed single language, the linguistic dimension of the franchise has grown steadily from the days of the universal translator as a mere stopgap, so much so that Hoshi Sato of the most recent series, Star Trek: It covers both instances of linguistic invention that fall short of inventing a whole language such as Newspeak, Nadsat, and various Joycean lexifabricographical framjamkinisations and the opposite case where linguistic invention is applied to extending an existing natur The title of this book leads the reader to expect it will be similar to Arika Okrent’s “In elvisn Land of Invented Languages”, but it covers that particular territory rather more superficially and casts its net a good deal wider.


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mlingon It is virtually impossible to document them all, but Michael Adams has compiled and enhanced a collection of essays that is remarkable in both breadth of scope and depth of detail. What are the motives and methods of their inventors? Revitalized Languages as Invented Languages by Suzanne Romaine The final chapter looks at language continuation, renewal, revival, and resurrection – in the cases of Gaelic, Welsh, Cornish, and Breton – as well as language regulation.

Oxford University Press, For every natural language, there is probably at least one invented language. A mish-mash of sociology who speaks Klingon and whymorphology, and the material constraints on the invention and development of Klingon imposed by the needs of the TV and movie products for which it was developed.

From Elvish to Klingon: Exploring Invented Languages

Adams often enhances her arguments elvsih than contradicts or questions them. A mixed bag of essays on invented languages. For example, the predominantly rural and aging native speakers of languages like Hawaiian or Breton usually speak languages heavily permeated with loan words anathema to the educated young enthusiasts and are likely to be unwelcoming of an alien new ‘standard’ that tries to iron-out local variations.

This website uses cookies to frmo you get the best experience on our website. The emphasis is rather on languages of various levels of completeness that have been created in the past century to add a sense of place and culture to creative works.

Newspeak, unperson, doublethink, doublespeak, not to mention Orwellian. My library Help Advanced Book Search. It’s quite the tour, but the reader needs to know that this is not a popularized treatment written in an engaging style think Leo Rosten’s The Joys of Yiddish. I come out of this book with a much deeper appreciation for the beauty, potential, and fun of language. That essay was well-written and informative; it had a scholarly manner that I honestly wasn’t expecting in this sort of ‘popular’ book.


Klngon see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Perhaps this is because every section of the book felt so isolated from the other sections.

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This is a smartly-marketed, fragmented and incomplete book, but mainly in a positive way. Lastly, and stretching the definition in another direction, the eminent Oxford Tk sociolinguist Suzanne Romaine considers revitalised languages as invented languages, including in different ways Modern Hebrew, British Cornish, Breton, Hawaiian, Welsh, Maori and Galician.

He does, however, provide the first chapter, contribute to the fifth, and compile a five-to-eight-page appendix for each of the eight chapters as a whole. Smith a noted Tolkien scholar provides a fascinating survey of international auxiliary languages from the last four centuries, connecting their structural features with the motives In Adams’s own words, “The origin and development of each invented language illustrates its inventor’s sense of language, what it is, and what it should do, in linguistic and historical terms; each also implies its inventors’ and users’ dissatisfactions with the language s already available to them” 3.

Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Jan 10, Agatha rated it liked it Shelves: He works in literary linguistics, which broadly covers the fields of stylistics, narratology, cognitive poetics, and the sociolinguistics of literary reading.

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Feb 07, Richard Jacobs rated it it was ok. Suspect I’m not going to get through the remaining appendices anytime soon. Exploring Invented Languages, a group of leading linguists offers a lively investigation of all manner of invented languages. The Invention and Use of Klingon.