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Grammar wars : language as cultural battlefield in 17th and 18th century England

Author: Linda C Mitchell
Publisher: Aldershot : Ashgate, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Situates the grammar of the 17th and 18th centuries in a broader context, demonstrating how it affected, and was affected by, such factors as class and gender. The author offers an analysis of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda C Mitchell
ISBN: 0754602729 9780754602729
OCLC Number: 248630079
Description: VIII, 218 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Vernacular claims victory: English and Latin models; inversion of linguistic authority. "Reformation of Schooles" - Hartlib, Comenius, Milton: architectural methaphor; Comenius and Hartlib: reception of Comenius's ideas; less grammar, more reading and writing. The battle - good grammar or good writing: putting grammar to work; rhetoric subsumes grammar - grammar texts as rhetoric handbooks; grammar texts and composition in the schoolroom. Repairing Babel - battles in universal language and universal grammar: language acquisition - Descartes and Locke; universal schemes in 17th-century England; universal language in 18th century England. Regulating social position: grammar for foreigners - a moral and national identity; grammar for the "weaker sex" - how much is morally appropriate?; self-generated identity - the middle class and the birth of the "language police".
Responsibility: Linda C. Mitchell.
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