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The Grammar: Contents and Approach

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/9780199579273.003.0004
The Grammar: Contents and Approach

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Written in the context of the Latinate grammatical tradition, the grammar is innovative in its critical footnotes. There, Lowth illustrates errors committed by the best authors to advocate the need for teaching English grammar. This approach differs significantly from that advocated by Johnson's Dictionary (1775), which presented the best usage as a model of correctness.

Keywords: latin tradition; footnotes; best authors; dr johnson; norm of correctness

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Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics

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