An engaging linguistic study of the Mirkwood episode in Tolkien’s The Hobbit, which the author uses as a typical example of the depth and interwoven complexity of the author’s linguistic invention. Touches on the linguistic features of a number of real and invented words and concepts relating to spiders, poison, and dwarves.
"Dwarves, Spiders, and Murky Woods: J.R.R. Tolkien's Wonderful Web of Words,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 29
, Article 2.
Available at: http://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol29/iss1/2