Arika Okrent / / is an American [1 ] linguist, known particularly for her 2009 book In the Land of Invented Languages: , a result of her five years of research into the topic of Esperanto Rock Stars, Klingon Poets, Loglan Lovers, and the Mad Dreamers Who Tried to Build A Perfect Language constructed languages. She is also featured in [2 ] Sam Green's 2011 documentary . The Universal Language
Youth and education [ edit ]
Okrent was born in
Chicago to parents of Polish and Transylvanian descent and was fascinated by languages since an early age, which is what made her pursue a career in linguistics. After Carleton College, she left for Hungary to teach there for a year; she earned an [3 ] M.A. in Linguistics from the Gallaudet University, and a Ph.D. in Psycholinguistics from the University of Chicago in 2004. She can communicate in English, Hungarian, American Sign Language and Klingon, and has a good passive command of [2 ] Esperanto. [4 ] She is the niece of writer/editor [5 ] Daniel Okrent.
Publications [ edit ]
Okrent, Arika (2009). In the Land of Invented Languages: Esperanto Rock Stars, Klingon Poets, Loglan Lovers, and the Mad Dreamers Who Tried to Build A Perfect Language. Spiegel & Grau. p. 352. ISBN 0-385-52788-8.
References [ edit ]
^ Arika Okrent's homepage
^ a b M. J. Stephey, "Arika Okrent: Speaking Klingon", Time, May 18, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
^ Questions Answered: Invented Languages, Schott's Vocab.
^ Arika Okrent about Esperanto in CNN, September 17, 2010.
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