This is a book about languages that aren’t real: those from countries that don't exist, alien languages, languages of mythological creatures and languages spoken in an imagined future or parallel universe. But they are also languages that are, to the highest degree, living on Earth thanks to their enthusiastic fans. Klingon, Valyrian, Syldavian, Na’vi, Lilliputian, Orcish – these are a few of more than 100 fictional languages that xenosociolinguist Yens Wahlgren delights in and unravels in The Book of Words. This is not a grammar book or a lexicon but rather an exploration through time and space, through worlds and universes arisen from the imagination, through pop culture and linguistic nerdship. Follow Wahlgren on a journey through the universes of Tolkien, Star Trek, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who and Marvel, from the complex and beautiful Elvish to the seemingly nonsensical yet surprisingly considered hoots of Pingu, and learn the creative and sociological value of constructed languages across the world (and beyond).
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-02 - Publisher: The History Press
This is a book about languages that aren’t real: those from countries that don't exist, alien languages, languages of mythological creatures and languages spoken in an imagined future or parallel universe. But they are also languages that are, to the highest degree, living on Earth thanks to their enthusiastic fans.
Ifyou think about it, all languages are made up - some are just more open aboutit than others. In TheUniversal Translator, Yens Wahlgren heads up an expedition through time,space and multiple universes to explore the words that have built worlds. Fromthe classic constructed languages of Star Trekand Tolkien to(literally) Orwellian
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-22 - Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
The Universal Translator is a unique pocket-size translator that will enable it's readers to communicate in the most widely spoken languages in the world (English, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, Portuguese, Bengali, Russian, Japanese, German, French and Malay). The vast majority of people in the world speak at least one
Authors: Bonnie J. Dorr, MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB.
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987 - Publisher:
This report presents an approach to natural language translation that relies on principle based descriptions of grammar rather than rule-oriented descriptions. The model that has been constructed is based on abstract principles as developed by Chomsky (1981) and several other researchers working within the 'Government and Binding' (GB) framework. The