The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition - Caroline Myrick

The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition - Caroline Myrick

11. What is an Artificial Language?

The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition - Caroline Myrick

Christopher Moseley [+-]
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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).

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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.

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Moseley, Christopher. 11. What is an Artificial Language?. The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 54-57 Jul 2019. ISBN 9781781798553. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=38130. Date accessed: 08 Aug 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.38130. Jul 2019

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