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By Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

ISBN-10: 3110196271

ISBN-13: 9783110196276

The ebook deals perception into the e-book heritage of eighteenth-century English grammars in unparalleled aspect. it really is in response to an in depth research of assorted different types of suitable info: Alston's bibliography of 1965, displaying that this resource has to be revised urgently; the lately released on-line database Eighteenth Century Collections on-line (ECCO) with recognize to resources of knowledge by no means formerly explored or analysed (such as e-book catalogues and library catalogues); Carol Percy's database at the reception of eighteenth-century grammars in modern periodical experiences; and so-called principle corpora containing information at the remedy in a wide number of grammars (and different works) of person grammatical constructions.

By focussing on person grammars and their heritage a few long-standing questions are solved with appreciate to the authorship of specific grammars and comparable paintings (the Brightland/Gildon grammar and the Bellum Grammaticale; Ann Fisher's grammar) whereas new questions are pointed out, corresponding to the numerous swap of method among the book of 1 grammar and its moment version of 7 years later (Priestley), and the dependence of later functional grammars (for moms and their teenagers) on prior courses.

The contributions current a view of the grammarians as people with (or with out) particular skills for project what they did, with their very own rules on instructing technique, and as writers finally engaged within the universal goal featuring sensible grammars of English to most people. curiously - and importantly - this selection of articles demonstrates the potential for ECCO as a source for extra examine within the field.

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