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Arika Okrent
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Arika Okrent received a joint Ph.D. in the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Psychology’s Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience Program at the University of Chicago. She has also earned her first-level certification in Klingon. She lives in Philadelphia.

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In the Land of Invented Languages
Adventures in Linguistic Creativity, Madness, and Genius
Written by Arika Okrent


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: May 11, 2010
Price: $16.00

Written by author Akira Okrent, who has a Ph.D. in linguistics, The Land of Invented Languages is an informative book about language, as seen through the escapades of those who have tried to invent ones that work better than those we are born speaking.

“Hats off to Okrent, who expertly exposes the... Read more >
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In the Land of Invented Languages
Esperanto Rock Stars, Klingon Poets, Loglan Lovers, and the Mad Dreamers Who Tried to Build A Perfect Language
Written by Arika Okrent


Format: eBook
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: May 19, 2009
Price: $13.99

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