Arika Okrent

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General Information

Name: Arika Okrent

Pen Name: None

Genres: Other;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

Website: and


Illinois Connection

Arika Okrent was born in Chicago and attended the University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Arika Okrent is a linguist. She earned an M.A. in Linguistics from the Gallaudet University, and a Ph.D. in Psycholinguistics from the University of Chicago in 2004. She speaks English, Hungarian, and American Sign Language. She is particularly known for her 2009 book In the Land of Invented Languages, a result of her five years of research into the topic of constructed languages.

Published Works

In the Land of Invented Languages, Spiegel & Grau , 2010

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

In the Land of Invented Languages: Adventures in Linguistic Creativity, Madness, and Genius

ISBN: 0812980891
Release Date: 2010-05-11

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Arika Okrent on WorldCat

Arika Okrent on Amazon


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