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inauguration speech for the O'Donnell Lectures.<ref>[[John Garth]], "''English and Welsh''", in [[J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia and Critical Assessment]]''</ref> Tolkien presented the paper on [[October 21|21 October]] [[1955]] at the [[University of Oxford]].<ref>[[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]], ''[[The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide]]: Reader's Guide'' (2006), p. 249</ref>
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inauguration speech for the O'Donnell Lectures.<ref>[[John Garth]], "''English and Welsh''", in ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment]]''</ref> Tolkien presented the paper on [[October 21|21 October]] [[1955]] at the [[University of Oxford]].<ref>[[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]], ''[[The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide]]: Reader's Guide'' (2006), p. 249</ref>
  
 
The lecture was first published in ''[[Angles and Britons|Angles and Britons: O'Donnell Lectures]]'' ([[1963]]). In [[1983]], it was reprinted in ''[[The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays]]''.
 
The lecture was first published in ''[[Angles and Britons|Angles and Britons: O'Donnell Lectures]]'' ([[1963]]). In [[1983]], it was reprinted in ''[[The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays]]''.

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English and Welsh is the title of J.R.R. Tolkien's inauguration speech for the O'Donnell Lectures.[1] Tolkien presented the paper on 21 October 1955 at the University of Oxford.[2]

The lecture was first published in Angles and Britons: O'Donnell Lectures (1963). In 1983, it was reprinted in The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays.

Contents

In a lengthy sidenote, Tolkien discusses his notions of "native tongue" as opposed to "cradle tongue", and of an inherited taste of language. The lecture sheds light on Tolkien's conceptions of the connections of race, ethnicity and language.

See also

References

  1. John Garth, "English and Welsh", in J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment
  2. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Reader's Guide (2006), p. 249