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Name:  Arika Okrent  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Other

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois


-- Website -- http://arikaokrent.com
-- Arika Okrent on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=arika+okrent


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.


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