Nils-Lennart Johannesson

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Nils-Lennart Johannesson was Professor of English Linguistics at Stockholm University[1], teaching courses on English syntax, the history of the English language, and Old and Middle English.[2] He has been a member of the board of directors of Arda-sällskapet (the Arda Society), and published several articles about J.R.R. Tolkien's works.[3]

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Articles[edit | edit source]

  • 1997: News from the Shire and Beyond - Studies on Tolkien
    • "The Speech of the Individual and of the Community in The Lord of the Rings"
  • 1994: Nonstandard Varieties of Language. Papers from the Stockholm Symposium, 9–11 April, 1991. Edited by Gunnel Melchers and Nils-Lennart Johannesson. Stockholm Studies in English 84. Stockholm: Almqvist and Wiksell International.
    • "Subcreating a Stratified Community: On J.R.R. Tolkien's Use of Non-standard Forms in The Lord of the Rings".
  • 1992: Arda 1987, Vol. VII
    • "Studies in Tolkien's Language"
  • 1988: Arda 1984/1985, Vols. IV & V
    • "Sure as Shiretalk - On Linguistic Variation in Hobbit Speech (Part One)"


  1. Johannesson died on June 8, 2019.
  2. "Nils-Lennart Johannesson", Department of English, Stockholm University (accessed 31 December 2011)
  3. [List of contributors], in Arda 1987 (Vol. VII), p. xv