The Philosophy of Grammar / Edition 1

The Philosophy of Grammar / Edition 1

by Otto Jespersen, James D. McCawley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226398811

ISBN-13: 9780226398815

Pub. Date: 11/28/1992

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


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…  See more details below

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226398815
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
11/28/1992
Series:
Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology Ser.
Edition description:
1
Pages:
372
Sales rank:
963,463
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction1
Preface11
Abbreviations of Book Titles, etc.13
Phonetic Symbols16
ILiving Grammar17
IISystematic Grammar30
IIISystematic Grammar - continued45
IVParts of Speech58
VSubstantives and Adjectives72
VIParts of Speech - concluded82
VIIThe Three Ranks96
VIIIJunction and Nexus108
IXVarious Kinds of News117
XNexus Substantives. Final Words on Nexus133
XISubject and Predicate145
XIIObject. Active and Passive157
XIIICase173
XIVNumber188
XVNumber - concluded202
XVIPerson212
XVIISex and Gender226
XVIIIComparison244
XIXTime and Tense254
XXTime and Tense - concluded269
XXIDirect and Indirect Speech290
XXIIClassification of Utterances301
XXIIIMoods313
XXIVNegation322
XXVConclusion338
Appendix348
Subject Index351
Index of Names359
Index of Languages and Language Families362

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