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By Jason Barr,Camille D. G. Mustachio

ISBN-10: 1442234806

ISBN-13: 9781442234802

In a richly built fictional universe, medical professional Who, a wandering survivor of a once-powerful alien civilization, possesses powers past human comprehension. He can bend the cloth of time and house along with his TARDIS, modify the future of worlds, and force complete species into extinction. the great doctor’s 11 “regenerations” and fifty years’ worthy of adventures make him the longest-lived hero in science-fiction television.

In The Language of Doctor Who: From Shakespeare to Alien Tongues, Jason Barr and Camille D. G. Mustachio current a number of essays that use language as an access aspect into the nature and his universe. starting from the unique to the rebooted tv series—through the adventures of the 1st 11 Doctors—these essays discover how written and spoken language were used to outline the Doctor’s ever-changing identities, form his relationships together with his many partners, and provides him strength over his enemies—even the implacable Daleks. person essays concentrate on fairy stories, myths, medical-travel narratives, nursery rhymes, and, after all, Shakespeare. individuals ponder how the Doctor’s partners converse with him via graffiti, how the health practitioner himself makes use of postmodern linguistics to speak with alien species, and the way language either unites and divides fanatics of vintage Who and new Who as they struggle to communicate with each one other.

Broad in scope, cutting edge in process, and educated by means of a deep affection for this system, TheLanguage of Doctor Who will entice students of technological know-how fiction, tv, and language, in addition to to lovers searching for a brand new viewpoint on their favourite Time Lord.

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