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The Fictions of Language and the Languages of Fiction by Monika Fludernik download in iPad, ePub, pdf

Alien languages are subject of both science fiction and scientific research. In fact, most professional languages are the work of non-linguists, while many amateur languages were in fact created by linguists, and in general the latter are better developed. This study effectively repositions the whole area between literature and linguistics, opening up a new set of questions in narrative theory. Perhaps the most fully developed fictional alien language is the Klingon language of the Star Trek universe - a fully developed constructed language. Fludernik's model subsumes earlier insights into the forms and functions of quotation and aligns them with discourse strategies observable in the oral language.

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