Considers the application of speech act theory to Tolkien’s “The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm’s Son” and its source, “The Battle of Maldon,” and how different speech acts propel the action of each story.
""The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son": J.R.R. Tolkien's Sequal to "The Battle of Maldon","
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 26
, Article 6.
Available at: http://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol26/iss3/6