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A New English Grammar

A New English Grammar
Logical and Historical
2 Volume Set

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Linguistics

  • Date Published: August 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108075275

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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. This work is a thorough description of English grammar in comparison with that of Old English, and covers the parts of speech, phonology, accidence and syntax. Sweet's work is notable for its focus on the spoken language as well as the written, and for its use of casual speech as examples.

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    • Date Published: August 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108075275
    • length: 682 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 140 x 40 mm
    • weight: 0.84kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    Part I. Introduction: Grammar and language
    Parts of speech in detail
    Word-groups
    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
    Adjectives
    Pronouns
    Numerals
    Verbs
    Particles
    Composition
    Derivation. Volume 2: Preface
    Word order
    Sentence-stress
    Intonation
    Nouns
    Articles
    Adjectives
    Pronouns
    Numerals
    Verbs
    Index.

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    Henry Sweet

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