11. What is an Artificial Language?
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Christopher Moseley [+]
Christopher Moseley is a university lecturer, writer and freelance translator, editor of the Encyclopedia of the World’s Endangered Languages (2006) and the UNESCO Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger (2009), as well as co-editor of the Atlas of the World’s Languages (1993). He has a special interest in artificial languages (and has created one himself).
How and why do people invent languages? This chapter discusses fictional languages—such as Klingon and Dothraki—as well as attempts made at an international language, like Esperanto.