IMAGINARY LANGUAGES: Myths, Utopias, Fantasies, Illusions, and Linguistic Fictions
Yaguello explores the history and practice of inventing languages, from religious speaking in tongues to politically utopian schemes of universality to the discoveries of modern linguistics. She looks for imagined languages that are autonomous systems, complete unto themselves and meant for communal use and products of an individual effort to lay hold of language.
Publisher: MIT Press
Publishing status: Current
Item #: 1930656