English traditional grammars : an international perspective /

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Imprint:Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1991.
Description:x, 392 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Series:Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Series III, Studies in the history of the language sciences, v. 62
Subject:English language -- Grammar -- Textbooks
English language -- Grammar.
Textbooks.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/1267157
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Other authors / contributors:Leitner, Gerhard, 1944-
ISBN:1556193572 (alk. paper) : $88.00
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Foreword
  • 2. "Why can't someone write a nice simple grammar?"
  • 3. Part I: Native Grammars of English
  • 4. More Than Enough English Grammars
  • 5. Trends That Shaped the Development of 19th Century American Grammar Writing
  • 6. W.D. Whitney's Essentials of English Grammar
  • 7. E.A. Sonnenschein and Grammatical Terminology
  • 8. Factors in the Growth of the English Language in 18th and 19th Century Ireland
  • 9. The\Fowler Brothers and the Tradition of Usage Handbooks
  • 10. American English Grammars in the Twentieth Century
  • 11. Part II
  • 12. English Grammar Writing
  • 13. E. Kruisinga
  • 14. English Grammars in Postwar Czechoslovakia
  • 15. German Grammars of English prior to 1860
  • 16. E.A. Maetzner
  • 17. Karl and Max Deutschbein's English Grammar Manuals
  • 18. Adolf Lamprecht's (German) Grammar of English
  • 19. Part III: Grammatical Analyses
  • 20. Traditional Grammars of English
  • 21. Reference and Articles
  • 22. Tense and Aspect in German Grammars of English in the Past Fifty Years
  • 23. Modality and the Modals in Traditional Grammars of English
  • 24. The\RĂ´le of American English in Traditional Grammars of English
  • 25. Summaries
  • 26. Name index