Joseph conrad was formed in and through many languages and in his works a fascination with language serves as a portal through which to explore the profoundest issues of his self and his age. Conrad was born in berdychiv in 1857 berdychiv a city and district now in ukraine at that time had a population consisting of ukrainian peasantry and polish landowners and a large jewish community all legally subjects of the tsar of all the russias. The essays in this collection examine conrads engagement with specific lexical sets and terminology u2013 maritime language the language of terror and abstract language issues of linguistic communication u2013 speech hearing and writing and his relationship to specific languages. Conrad and language edited by katherine isobel baxter and robert hampson published by edinburgh university press the first academic and critical study wholly devoted to the topic of conrad and language and the first to address that topic from a diversity of critical approaches
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