Klingon and its Users
a sociolinguistic profile

A thesis by
Judith Hendriks-Hermans


1 Introduction

2 Klingon as an artificial language
2.1 Introduction
2.2 The diversity of languages
2.3 Designing an artificial language
2.4 The language Klingon
2.4.1 Historical background
2.4.2 Linguistic features
2.4.3 Some sociolinguistic remarks about Klingon
2.4.4 The special position of Klingon

3 Klingon as a marker of group identity
3.1 Introduction
3.2 The theory of social identity
3.3 Language as a group marker
3.4 The special position of Klingon

4 The Klingon survey
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Research questions
4.3 Subjects and procedure
4.4 The mail questionnaire
4.4.1 Personal features
4.4.2 The relation with Klingon
4.4.3 Attitudes
4.5 The results of analysis
4.5.1 Personal features
4.5.2 The relation with Klingon
4.5.3 Attitudes
4.6 The profile of the "average Klingon user"

5 Summary and discussion


A. Some interesting sites on the Internet
B. The survey
C. List of figures

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