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The ring of words : Tolkien and the Oxford English dictionary

Author: Peter Gilliver; Jeremy Marshall; E S C Weiner
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Ring of Words offers a unique perspective on the relationship between J.R.R. Tolkien's early professional involvement in the compilation of the Oxford English Dictionary and the linguistic creativity that is so amply demonstrated in the broad spectrum of his subsequent works." "Peter Gilliver, Jeremy Marshall, and Edmund Weiner set the scene with a detailed description of Tolkien's own contribution to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gilliver, Peter.
Ring of words.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607831268
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; John R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; Tolkien, J. R. R. <1892-1973> - (John Ronald Reuel) - Et la philologie.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Gilliver; Jeremy Marshall; E S C Weiner
ISBN: 9780198610694 0198610696 9780199210763 0199210764
OCLC Number: 65197968
Description: xvi, 234 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Tolkien as lexicographer --
Tolkien as Wordwright --
Word studies.
Responsibility: Peter Gilliver, Jeremy Marshall, Edmund Weiner.
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This text reveals how his professional work on the Oxford English Dictionary influenced Tolkien's creative use of language in his fictional world. Three senior editors of the OED offer an intriguing  Read more...

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