Grammars Grammarians and Grammar Writing in Eighteenth Century England

Grammars  Grammarians and Grammar Writing in Eighteenth Century England

Interestingly - and importantly - this collection of articles demonstrates the potential of ECCO as a resource for further research in the field.

Author: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110199185

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 369

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The book offers insight into the publication history of eighteenth-century English grammars in unprecedented detail. It is based on a close analysis of various types of relevant information: Alston's bibliography of 1965, showing that this source needs to be revised urgently; the recently published online database Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) with respect to sources of information never previously explored or analysed (such as book catalogues and library catalogues); Carol Percy's database on the reception of eighteenth-century grammars in contemporary periodical reviews; and so-called precept corpora containing data on the treatment in a large variety of grammars (and other works) of individual grammatical constructions. By focussing on individual grammars and their history a number of long-standing questions are solved with respect to the authorship of particular grammars and related work (the Brightland/Gildon grammar and the Bellum Grammaticale; Ann Fisher's grammar) while new questions are identified, such as the significant change of approach between the publication of one grammar and its second edition of seven years later (Priestley), and the dependence of later practical grammars (for mothers and their children) on earlier publications. The contributions present a view of the grammarians as individuals with (or without) specific qualifications for undertaking what they did, with their own ideas on teaching methodology, and as writers ultimately engaged in the common aim presenting practical grammars of English to the general public. Interestingly - and importantly - this collection of articles demonstrates the potential of ECCO as a resource for further research in the field.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Patterns of Change in 18th century English

Patterns of Change in 18th century English

The handbook of the history of English, 539–557. London: Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9780470757048.ch21 Tieken-Boon van Ostade, Ingrid (ed.). 2008. Grammars, grammarians and grammar-writing in eighteenth-century England.

Author: Terttu Nevalainen

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027263834

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 325

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Eighteenth-century English is often associated with normative grammar. But to what extent did prescriptivism impact ongoing processes of linguistic change? The authors of this volume examine a variety of linguistic changes in a corpus of personal correspondence, including the auxiliary do, verbal -s and the progressive aspect, and they conclude that direct normative influence on them must have been minimal. The studies are contextualized by discussions of the normative tradition and the correspondence corpus, and of eighteenth-century English society and culture. Basing their work on a variationist sociolinguistic approach, the authors introduce the models and methods they have used to trace the progress of linguistic changes in the “long” eighteenth century, 1680–1800. Aggregate findings are balanced by analysing individuals and their varying participation in these processes. The final chapter places these results in a wider context and considers them in relation to past sociolinguistic work. One of the major findings of the studies is that in most cases the overall pace of change was slow. Factors retarding change include speaker evaluation and repurposing outgoing features, in particular, for certain styles and registers.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Grammars of Approach

Grammars of Approach

12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ries, counting 32 in the seventeenth century and 231 in the eighteenth. ... Grammarians and Grammar Writing: An Introduction,” in Grammars, Grammarians and Grammar-Writing in Eighteenth-Century England, ed.

Author: Cynthia Wall

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226467979

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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In Grammars of Approach, Cynthia Wall offers a close look at changes in perspective in spatial design, language, and narrative across the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries that involve, literally and psychologically, the concept of “approach.” In architecture, the term “approach” changed in that period from a verb to a noun, coming to denote the drive from the lodge at the entrance of an estate “through the most interesting part of the grounds,” as landscape designer Humphrey Repton put it. The shift from the long straight avenue to the winding approach, Wall shows, swung the perceptual balance away from the great house onto the personal experience of the visitor. At the same time, the grammatical and typographical landscape was shifting in tandem, away from objects and Things (and capitalized common Nouns) to the spaces in between, like punctuation and the “lesser parts of speech”. The implications for narrative included new patterns of syntactical architecture and the phenomenon of free indirect discourse. Wall examines the work of landscape theorists such as Repton, John Claudius Loudon, and Thomas Whately alongside travel narratives, topographical views, printers’ manuals, dictionaries, encyclopedias, grammars, and the novels of Defoe, Richardson, Burney, Radcliffe, and Austen to reveal a new landscaping across disciplines—new grammars of approach in ways of perceiving and representing the world in both word and image.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Grammar Rhetoric and Usage in English

Grammar  Rhetoric and Usage in English

Grammars, Grammarians and Grammar-Writing in Eighteenth-Century England. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 1–14. 2008c. The codifiers and the history of multiple negation in English, or why were 18th-century grammarians so obsessed ...

Author: Nuria Yáñez-Bouza

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107000797

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 393

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This detailed, corpus-based study shows how the placement and usage of the English preposition has changed since the sixteenth century.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Oxford Handbook of the History of English

The Oxford Handbook of the History of English

A Short Introduction to English Grammar. ... 'Negative Concord as an English “Vernacular Universal”: Social History and Linguistic Typology'. ... In Grammars, Grammarians and Grammar: Writing in Eighteenth-Century England, ed.

Author: Terttu Nevalainen (linguiste)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190627881

Category: History

Page: 983

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This ambitious handbook takes advantage of recent advances in the study of the history of English to rethink the understanding of the field.
Categories: History

Language Culture and the Dynamics of Age

Language  Culture and the Dynamics of Age

Cajka, Karen 2008 Eighteenth-century teacher-grammarians and the education of “proper” women. In Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade (ed.), Grammars, grammarians and grammar writing in eighteenth-century England. 191– 221, Berlin & New York: ...

Author: Anna Duszak

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110238105

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 389

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The book explores the role of age in communication under consideration of various age groups, genres, cultures and languages, and demonstrates the growing potential of age-related research for linguistic and social analyses that is founded on a more comprehensive and systematic basis than has been practiced so far. The volume establishes a point of contact with the work of Coupland, Giles and associates starting in the 1980s, and shows how it can be extended today to go beyond the early focus on detrimental aspects of aging. The contributors address social communication within and across age cohorts in all major age categories: the elderly, middle-aged, teenagers and children. The social skewing of the research presented explains the volume's focus on the discursive construction of social identities, with age implicated as a viable controller of how social action is strategically deployed for alignment and alienation, accommodation and divergence. The authors emphasize that a discourse construction of age and ageing is particularly important in the face of new challenges of globalization, increased human mobility and rising intergenerational conflicts.
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The Rhetoric of Tenses in Adam Smith s The Wealth of Nations

The Rhetoric of Tenses in Adam Smith s The Wealth of Nations

structure of their mother tongue.28 The grammar books of the early eighteenth century tended to be more ... and Grammar Writing: An Introduction,” in Grammars, Grammarians, and Grammar-Writing in Eighteenth-Century England, ed.

Author: Hye-Joon Yoon

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004356863

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 297

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An examination of the language and style of the work to demonstrate Smith’s engagement with the challenges which history and actuality offer to his beliefs in the natural system of liberty.
Categories: Business & Economics

Norms and Conventions in the History of English

Norms and Conventions in the History of English

Eighteenth-century grammars and book catalogues. In Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade (Ed.), Grammars, Grammarians and Grammar Writing in Eighteenth-Century England (57–75). Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

Author: Birte Bös

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027262462

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 215

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This volume explores changing norms and conventions in the English language, as displayed in a broad range of historical data from more than five centuries. The contributions discuss the interplay of sociocultural conditions, specific discourse traditions and structural aspects of language, paying special attention to the communities where norms and conventions are displayed and shaped in verbal interaction. The volume is enriched by systematic terminological clarifications, interdisciplinary approaches and the introduction of new methods like network analysis and advanced analytical tools and forms of visualisation into the diachronic investigation of historical texts.
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Eighteenth Century English

Eighteenth Century English

Grammars, Grammarians and Grammar Writing in Eighteenth-Century England. Berlin: mouton de Gruyter. Tieken-Boon van ostade, Ingrid, Terttu Nevalainen and Luisella caon (eds.) 2000. Social Network Analysis and the History of English.

Author: Raymond Hickey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139489591

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page:

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The eighteenth century was a key period in the development of the English language, in which the modern standard emerged and many dictionaries and grammars first appeared. This book is divided into thematic sections which deal with issues central to English in the eighteenth century. These include linguistic ideology and the grammatical tradition, the contribution of women to the writing of grammars, the interactions of writers at this time and how politeness was encoded in language, including that on a regional level. The contributions also discuss how language was seen and discussed in public and how grammarians, lexicographers, journalists, pamphleteers and publishers judged on-going change. The novel insights offered in this book extend our knowledge of the English language at the onset of the modern period.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Cambridge Handbook of English Historical Linguistics

The Cambridge Handbook of English Historical Linguistics

'Double negation and eighteenthcentury English grammars', Neophilologus 66: 278–85 TiekenBoon van Ostade, Ingrid 1987. ... 'Grammars, grammarians and grammar writing: an introduction', in Ingrid TiekenBoon van Ostade (ed.) ...

Author: Merja Kytö

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316472910

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page:

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English historical linguistics is a subfield of linguistics which has developed theories and methods for exploring the history of the English language. This Handbook provides an account of state-of-the-art research on this history. It offers an in-depth survey of materials, methods, and language-theoretical models used to study the long diachrony of English. The frameworks covered include corpus linguistics, historical sociolinguistics, historical pragmatics and manuscript studies, among others. The chapters, by leading experts, examine the interplay of language theory and empirical data throughout, critically assessing the work in the field. Of particular importance are the diverse data sources which have become increasingly available in electronic form, allowing the discipline to develop in new directions. The Handbook offers access to the rich and many-faceted spectrum of work in English historical linguistics, past and present, and will be useful for researchers and students interested in hands-on research on the history of English.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines