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Conclusion

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/9780199579273.003.0009
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The undue persistence of Lowth's prescriptiveness, his language being that of an ordinary educated writer, his popularity and influence at the time, the grammar's innovative features, and his full awareness that language can be treated both as a system and at the level of usage – a deliberate choice on his part.

Keywords: Lowth's iconicity; the grammar's popularity; influence; innovativeness; system vs. usage

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