From Elvish to Klingon: Exploring Invented Languages 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0192807090
ISBN-10: 0192807099
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"From Elvish to Klingon shows clearly what makes invented languages fascinating - their logic, beauty, fun, and (often) high moral purpose." - The Boston Globe


"Written by a variety of expert scholars and linguaphiles, From Elvish to Klingon is both informative and accessible, and offers something for uninitiated novices, fluent users of invented languages, and everyone in between." - Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America


About the Author


Michael Adams is Associate Professor of English and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Indiana University. 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 the English Language,
Fourth Edition. He is the author of Slayer Slang: A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Lexicon and co-author of How English Works: A Linguistic Introduction to the English Language.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Oxford University Press; 1st edition (December 1, 2011)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 294 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0192807099
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0192807090
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.7 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.8 x 1.2 x 5.4 inches
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