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The Grammar: Origin and Publication History

Ingrid Tieken‐Boon van Ostade

in The Bishop's Grammar

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199579273
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595219 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579273.003.0003
The Grammar: Origin and Publication History

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Lowth's grammar originated as a grammar for his four-year-old son. Interest for the grammar from one of his patrons caused it to be printed, upon which it was carefully marketed by the London bookseller Robert Dodsley. The grammar's popularity was immediate and widespread, and it was consequently pirated and much plagiarised.

Keywords: grammar's origin; reception; publishers' project; publication history; plagiarism

Chapter.  16494 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics

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