English Traditional Grammars

An international perspective

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Until recently grammars of English have received surprisingly little scholarly attention, while a lot of research is done on dictionaries. It appears, however, that learners of English shy away from modern grammars and prefer to consult dictionaries or traditional reference grammars instead. This raises questions as to the relationship between theoretical linguistics and grammar writing and calls for more research into this area, especially for the period from 1800 onwards, which was crucial for the development of grammatical thinking and its acceptance (or rejection) at all educational levels today.This volume brings together work from international experts on the historiography of English grammar writing who deal with a variety of topics grouped into three overlapping sections: I. Native Grammars of English, II. Non-native Grammars of English, and III. Grammatical Analyses. The volume includes summaries of the articles and a name index.
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Table of Contents
Foreword
vii
“Why can’t someone write a nice simple grammar?”
Gerhard Leitner
1
Part I: Native Grammars of English
More Than Enough English Grammars
Ian Michael
11
Trends That Shaped the Development of 19th Century American Grammar Writing
Charlotte Downey
27
W.D. Whitney's Essentials of English Grammar : For the Use of Schools (1877)
Kurt Wachtler
39
E.A. Sonnenschein and Grammatical Terminology
John B. Walmsley
57
Factors in the Growth of the English Language in 18th and 19th Century Ireland
Charlotte Downey
81
The Fowler Brothers and the Tradition of Usage Handbooks
R.W. Burchfield
93
American English Grammars in the Twentieth Century
John Algeo
113
Part II
English Grammar Writing: The Belgian Contribution
Guy A.J. Tops and Xavier Dekeyser
141
E. Kruisinga
Arthur van Essen
153
English Grammars in Postwar Czechoslovakia
Libuše Dušková
175
German Grammars of English prior to 1860
Wolfgang Strauß
205
E.A. Maetzner
Gerhard Leitner
233
Karl and Max Deutschbein's English Grammar Manuals
Konrad Macht
257
Adolf Lamprecht's (German) Grammar of English
Hans Kirsten
277
Part III: Grammatical Analyses
Traditional Grammars of English: Facts and Explanations
Flor Aarts
293
Reference and Articles
Christopher Lyons
309
Tense and Aspect in German Grammars of English in the Past Fifty Years
Jochen Niemeyer
329
Modality and the Modals in Traditional Grammars of English
Alan Walton
349
The Rôle of American English in Traditional Grammars of English
Heinrich Ramisch
369
Summaries
381
Name index
387
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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