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The Ring of Words Peter Gilliver (, ^IOxford English Dictionary^R)

The Ring of Words par Peter Gilliver (, ^IOxford English Dictionary^R)

The Ring of Words Peter Gilliver (, ^IOxford English Dictionary^R)


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Résumé

Describes the relationship between Tolkien's creative use of language in his fictional works and his professional work on the Oxford English Dictionary. The main section of this book offers 'word studies', which explore individual words Tolkien used in terms of their origins, development, and significance in his fictional world.

The Ring of Words Résumé

The Ring of Words Peter Gilliver (, ^IOxford English Dictionary^R)

The Ring of Words describes the powerful and unique relationship between Tolkien's creative use of language in his fictional works and his professional work on the Oxford English Dictionary. Tolkien's earliest employment was as an assistant on the staff of the OED, and he later said that he had 'learned more in those two years than in any other equal part of [his] life'. Here three authors, themselves senior editors of the OED, engage directly with Tolkien's language and his fictional world. Two discursive sections explore Tolkien as a lexicographer and his creativity as a word user and creator; while the main section of the book is made up of individual 'word studies' which explore words found in Tolkien's fiction in terms of their origins, development, and significance in his fictional world. Words such as 'hobbit', 'attercop', 'precious', 'Smeagol', and 'waybread' are explored in fascinating detail. The Ring of Words offers a new and unexplored angle on the creative world of one of our most famous and well-loved writers, presenting new archive material for the first time.

The Ring of Words Avis

a valuable contribution to study of the OED itself...The Ring of Words successfully reunites the academic and creative aspects of Tolkien. John Garth, TLS

Sommaire

Preface; 1. Tolkien as Lexicographer; 2. Tolkien as Wordwright; 3. Word Studies; Epilogue: Tolkien's influence on the English Language; Bibliography; Index

Informations supplémentaires

GOR003242602
9780198610694
0198610696
The Ring of Words Peter Gilliver (, ^IOxford English Dictionary^R)
Occasion - Très bon état
Relié
Oxford University Press
20060701
256
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