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Art of Language Invention : From Horse-Lords to Dark Elves, the Words Behind World-Building (Paperback)

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An insider’s tour through the construction of invented languages, from the bestselling author and creator of languages for the HBO seriesGame of Thrones and the SyFy series DefianceFrom superstar linguist David J. Peterson comes a creative guide to language construction for sci-fi and fantasy fans, writers, game creators, and language lovers. Peterson begins with a brief history of constructed languages, from Tolkien’s creations to Klingon to today’s thriving global conlang community. Then, using examples from his own languages alongside helpful comparisons to real ones, Peterson offers a captivating and lucid overview of language creation, providing a basic foundation of essential linguistic tools for inventing and evolving one’s own lexicon. Along the way, behind-the-scenes stories lift the curtain on how he built the languages for television series and movies such as SyFy’sDominion and Thor: The Dark World, and an included phrase book will start fans speaking Peterson’s constructed languages. An inside look at a fascinating culture and a perfect entry point into an art form as old as civilization,The Art of Language Invention is a wild linguistic adventure that will have readers ready to rub shoulders with horse lords and dark elves.
An insider?s tour through the construction of invented languages, from the bestselling author and creator of languages for the HBO seriesGame of Thrones and the SyFy series Defiance

From superstar linguist David J. Peterson comes a creative guide to language construction for sci-fi and fantasy fans, writers, game creators, and language lovers. Peterson begins with a brief history of constructed languages, from Tolkien?s creations to Klingon to today?s thriving global conlang community. Then, using examples from his own languages alongside helpful comparisons to real ones, Peterson offers a captivating and lucid overview of language creation, providing a basic foundation of essential linguistic tools for inventing and evolving one?s own lexicon. Along the way, behind-the-scenes stories lift the curtain on how he built the languages for television series and movies such as SyFy?sDominion and Thor: The Dark World, and an included phrase book will start fans speaking Peterson?s constructed languages. An inside look at a fascinating culture and a perfect entry point into an art form as old as civilization,The Art of Language Invention is a wild linguistic adventure that will have readers ready to rub shoulders with horse lords and dark elves.
Number of Pages: 292
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines
Sub-Genre: General, Linguistics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: David J. Peterson
Language: English
Street Date: September 29, 2015
TCIN: 24002792
UPC: 9780143126461
Item Number (DPCI): 247-50-9070
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