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A New English Grammar
Logical and Historical

Volume 1. Introduction, Phonology, and Accidence


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Linguistics

  • Date Published: August 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108075251

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  • The respected phonetician and philologist Henry Sweet (1845–1912) has had a lasting influence on the study and teaching of linguistics, particularly phonetics and Old English. Sweet is also known for being, in part, the inspiration for Henry Higgins in Shaw's Pygmalion. This two-volume work, first published in 1892–8, marks the start of a new tradition in the study of English, although it received little attention in Britain upon its publication. Building on developments in European linguistics, this was the first grammar of English to adopt a scientific approach to the description of language, in particular of phonology. Volume 1 (1892) contains one of the first studies of English phonology, which applies the same rigorous analysis to the spoken language as to the written, as well as detailed descriptions of the parts of speech, accidence, and the history of English.

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    • Date Published: August 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108075251
    • length: 528 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction: Grammar and language
    Parts of speech in detail
    History of language
    Divisions and methods of grammar
    History of English
    Part II. Phonology: Phonetics
    Laws of sound-change
    Old English sounds
    Middle English sounds
    Modern English sound-changes
    Present English
    Part III. Accidence: Nouns

  • Author

    Henry Sweet

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