A Dictionary of English Normative Grammar 1700–1800 (DENG)

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Eighteenth-century English grammarians plead eloquently for purity, precision and perspicuity, but their method of teaching largely amounts to citing examples of impurity, imprecision and lack of clarity from contemporary writings. This book is the first of its kind to provide a detailed systematic account of such 'errors'. Apart from source and page references, the Dictionary gives the context of the error (I have not wept this forty years), the correct or 'target' form ('these forty years'), the name of the authors quoted by the grammarians ('Addison', 'Swift'), and the labels which sum up their assessment of the error ('absurd', 'solecism'). It operates with error categories such as ambiguity, ellipsis and government (fourteen in all), which are subdivided into grammatically described main entries, subentries, and so on. The Introduction includes a guide to the use of the Dictionary, the grammatical code, and a discussion of grammatical concepts, error typologies, problems of identifying literary sources, attitudes to correctness, grammatical figures, and other topics. A Bibliography and an Index of lexical items and technical terms round off the volume. The way the Dictionary is organized should make it possible to find in it the answer to a wide variety of questions pertaining to grammar, style and linguistic historiography.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
1
I. Background
1
II. The eighteenth-century grammar book
4
1. Introduction
4
2. Parts of speech
6
3. Syntax
7
4. Exercises
8
5. Grammatical figures
10
6. Authorship
12
III. Principles of delimitation and selection
13
1. Grammar delimited
13
2. Sources
14
3. Citations
15
IV. Error typologies
16
V. Overall structure
18
VI. Error categories
19
VII. Sources quoted by the grammarians
25
1. Problems of identification
25
2. Alphabetical list
26
3. Frequency list
35
VIII. Labels
38
1. Attitudes to correctness and the Dictionary
38
2. Index
44
IX. Guide to the use of the Dictionary
53
1. Introduction
53
2. Error tokens
53
3. Source references
54
4. Page references
55
5. Citations
55
6. Source forms
56
7. Target forms
56
8. Entry headings
57
9. Alphabetical lists
58
10. Labels
59
11. Entry notes
59
X. Grammatical code
60
XI. List of error categories and main entries
65
The Dictionary
69
Ambiguity
71
Introductory
71
List of main entries
74
Dictionary data
75
Collocation
82
Introductory
82
List of main entries
84
Dictionary data
85
Concord
102
Introductory
102
List of main entries
105
Dictionary data
106
Contraction
159
Introductory
159
List of main entries
161
Dictionary data
162
Cooccurrence
166
Introductory
166
List of main entries
168
Dictionary data
169
Differentiation
196
Introductory
196
List of main entries
199
Dictionary data
200
Ellipsis
241
Introductory
241
List of main entries
244
Dictionary data
245
Government
264
Introductory
264
List of main entries
266
Dictionary data
267
Inflection
283
Introductory
283
List of main entries
286
Dictionary data
287
Phraseology
314
Introductory
314
Dictionary data
320
Redundancy
347
Introductory
347
List of main entries
350
Dictionary data
351
Sequence
380
Introductory
380
List of main entries
384
Dictionary data
385
Tautology
402
Introductory
402
List of main entries
405
Dictionary data
406
Transposition
414
Introductory
414
List of main entries
418
Dictionary data
419
Bibliography
439
I. Primary sources
439
1. Alphabetical-chronological list
439
2. Frequency lists
453
II. Other early sources
458
1. Alphabetical list
458
2. Frequency list
459
III. Modern works consulted
459
Index
463
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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