Leads us on a linguistic journey into the origins of the words hobbit and Baggins and their surprising relations to one another.
"The Myths of the Author: Tolkien and the Medieval Origins of the Word Hobbit,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 30
, Article 9.
Available at: http://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol30/iss3/9