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The Philosophy of Grammar : Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology Ser. - Otto Jespersen

The Philosophy of Grammar

Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology Ser.

By: Otto Jespersen, James D. McCawley (Introduction by)

Paperback Published: 1st January 1992
ISBN: 9780226398815
Number Of Pages: 372

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This study grew out of a series of lectures Jespersen gave at Columbia
University in 1909-10, called "An Introduction to English Grammar."
It is the connected presentation of Jespersen's views of the general
principles of grammar based on years of studying various languages
through both direct observation of living speech and written and
printed documents.
" "The Philosophy of Grammar" and "Analytic Syntax"] set
forth the most extensive and original theory of universal grammar
prior to the work of Chomsky and other generative grammarians of the
last thirty years."--Arne Juul and Hans F. Nielsen, in "Otto "
"Jespersen: Facets of His Life and Work"
"Besides being one of the most perceptive observers and original
thinkers that the field of linguistics has ever known, Jespersen was
also one of its most entertaining writers, and reading "The "
"Philosophy of Grammar" is fun. Read it, enjoy it."--James D.
McCawley, from the Introduction
Otto Jespersen (1860-1943), an authority on the growth and structure
of language, was the Chair of the English Department at the University
of Copenhagen. Among his many works are "A Modern English "
"Grammar" and "Analytic Syntax," the latter published by the
University of Chicago Press.

Introductionp. 1
Prefacep. 11
Abbreviations of Book Titles, etc.p. 13
Phonetic Symbolsp. 16
Living Grammarp. 17
Systematic Grammarp. 30
Systematic Grammar - continuedp. 45
Parts of Speechp. 58
Substantives and Adjectivesp. 72
Parts of Speech - concludedp. 82
The Three Ranksp. 96
Junction and Nexusp. 108
Various Kinds of Newsp. 117
Nexus Substantives. Final Words on Nexusp. 133
Subject and Predicatep. 145
Object. Active and Passivep. 157
Casep. 173
Numberp. 188
Number - concludedp. 202
Personp. 212
Sex and Genderp. 226
Comparisonp. 244
Time and Tensep. 254
Time and Tense - concludedp. 269
Direct and Indirect Speechp. 290
Classification of Utterancesp. 301
Moodsp. 313
Negationp. 322
Conclusionp. 338
Appendixp. 348
Subject Indexp. 351
Index of Namesp. 359
Index of Languages and Language Familiesp. 362
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ISBN: 9780226398815
ISBN-10: 0226398811
Series: Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology Ser.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 1st January 1992
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Type: New edition

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