Inside Language by Ross SmithInside Language by Ross Smith

Inside Language

byRoss Smith

Paperback | December 30, 2011

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Tolkien's views on language, though never published as a formalised theory, were in some aspects rather 'heretic' (to use Tom Shippey's term) and seemed to fly into the face of 'established' linguistic theory - most notably his conception of 'native (hereditary) language' and, related to it, the idea of 'linguistic aesthetic' and 'phonetic fitness'. Unfortunately, this aspect of Tolkien's linguistic work has, as yet, not received the attention it deserves and Ross Smith is one of the first Tolkien scholars to investigate the question of Tolkien's position on language vis-a-vis the then (and even now) dominant tenet(s) in some depth.This is a second, revised edition.
Title:Inside LanguageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:194 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.41 inPublished:December 30, 2011Publisher:Walking Tree PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3905703203

ISBN - 13:9783905703207