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Sunday, May 21, 2006

Tolkien and the OED

Three senior OED editors have written a book about J. R. R. Tolkien's involvement with the Dictionary. The Ring of Words: Tolkien and the Oxford English Dictionary (published on 27 April), describes Tolkien's work as a member of the OED's staff, and examines how his lexicographical experiences influenced the way he revived, remodelled, and invented English words.

(more from Oxford University Press)


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