Analyzes Tolkien’s use of language: instances of word-magic and name-magic, style to denote character and nationality, syntax to emphasize mood and the social level of characters, and the contrast of archaism and simplicity in some of the most powerful moments. Also looks more closely at the individualized speech patterns of Gollum, Tom Bombadil, and Treebeard, as well as speech markers used for hobbits, Elves, and the Rohirrim.
Bell, Judy Winn
"The Language of J.R.R. Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings,"
Mythcon Proceedings: Vol. 1:
2, Article 13.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythpro/vol1/iss2/13
Mythcon 52: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico; July 29 - August 1, 2022