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The Resource Founding grammars : how early America's war over words shaped today's language, Rosemarie Ostler

Founding grammars : how early America's war over words shaped today's language, Rosemarie Ostler

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Founding grammars : how early America's war over words shaped today's language
Title
Founding grammars
Title remainder
how early America's war over words shaped today's language
Statement of responsibility
Rosemarie Ostler
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Who decided not to split infinitives? With whom should we take issue if in fact, we wish to boldly write what no grammarian hath writ before? In Founding Grammars, Rosemarie Ostler delves into the roots of our grammar obsession to answer these questions and many more. Standard grammar and accurate spelling are widely considered hallmarks of a good education, but their exact definitions are much more contentious -- capable of inciting a full-blown grammar war at the splice of a comma, battles readily visible in the media and online in the comments of blogs and chat rooms. With an accessible and enthusiastic journalistic approach, Ostler considers these grammatical shibboleths, tracing current debates back to America's earliest days, an era when most families owned only two books -- the Bible and a grammar primer. Along the way, she investigates colorful historical characters on both sides of the grammar debate in her efforts to unmask the origins of contemporary speech. Linguistic founding fathers like Noah Webster, Tory expatriate Lindley Murray, and post-Civil War literary critic Richard Grant White, all play a featured role in creating the rules we've come to use, and occasionally discard, throughout the years. Founding Grammars is for curious readers who want to know where grammar rules have come from, where they've been, and where they might go next."--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ostler, Rosemarie
Dewey number
427/.973
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1098
LC item number
.O88 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • HISTORY
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
  • Grammatik
  • Lexikologie
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Grammar & Punctuation
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Founding grammars : how early America's war over words shaped today's language, Rosemarie Ostler
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http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/123/9781250046123/image/lgcover.9781250046123.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Grammar for a new country -- Grammar for different classes of learners -- The value of grammar -- Rational grammar -- Grammar and gentility -- The science of grammar -- Grammar for a new century -- The persistence of grammar
Control code
ocn904528792
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 309 pages
Isbn
9781250046123
Lccn
2015007263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250046123
  • (OCoLC)904528792
Label
Founding grammars : how early America's war over words shaped today's language, Rosemarie Ostler
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/123/9781250046123/image/lgcover.9781250046123.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Grammar for a new country -- Grammar for different classes of learners -- The value of grammar -- Rational grammar -- Grammar and gentility -- The science of grammar -- Grammar for a new century -- The persistence of grammar
Control code
ocn904528792
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 309 pages
Isbn
9781250046123
Lccn
2015007263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250046123
  • (OCoLC)904528792

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