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Ransom The Field Linguist? A Sociolinguist’s Reading

CS LewisInvented LanguagesLinguisticsScience FictionThe InklingsTravel Literature
Precepted by Eve Droma.
Have you ever read The Space Trilogy and been bothered at how terribly quickly and well Ransom picked up the heavenly languages? Let’s be bothered together! This module will look at each and every mention of philology in Lewis’s other worldly series and analyze what exactly Ransom would have needed to do in each learning situation, evaluate whether the language and culture learning was realistic, and along the way discuss how philology differs from field linguistics.

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