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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
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how early America's war over words shaped today's language
Statement of responsibility
Rosemarie Ostler
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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." --
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Ostler, Rosemarie
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
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Founding grammars : how early America's war over words shaped today's language, Rosemarie Ostler
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-296) and index
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 309 pages
Isbn
9781250046123
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015007263
System control number
  • (OCoLC)904528792
  • (OCoLC)ocn904528792
  • 707086
Label
Founding grammars : how early America's war over words shaped today's language, Rosemarie Ostler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-296) and index
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 309 pages
Isbn
9781250046123
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015007263
System control number
  • (OCoLC)904528792
  • (OCoLC)ocn904528792
  • 707086

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