An Annotated Bibliography of Nineteenth-Century Grammars of by Manfred Görlach

By Manfred Görlach

Within the nineteenth century, schooling turned available to a lot wider circles of society in an exceptional quantity and diversity of colleges and the instructing of grammar got here to be compulsory from 1870/72 with the arrival of normal schooling. while those normal tendencies of the nineteenth century are famous to students operating in numerous disciplines of social historical past, and the heritage of schooling particularly, it truly is nonetheless precise that significant sections of the facts are principally uncollected. this is often specially so for college books: there's nearly a spot among the 18th century and the current grammatical tradition.
This bibliography lists a few 1930 works on English grammar released within the nineteenth century, in most cases in Britain and the USA, half that are followed through brief descriptions in their actual makeup, content material and association.

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Alexander & Son. , 1s. (L O) ["Built upon the basis of L. Murray's Grammar"; OESP; "Etymology being the only part which can properly be introduced to the attention of a young child, the others are but slightly touched upon" (5) Though simplified, the grammar is still heavily dependent on traditional patterns with long lists of conjugated verb forms. ] 66. Atkin, John (Master of the Grammar School, Goole). 1845. A practical and self-instructing English grammar, comprising the principles of that science with copiousness, perspicuity, and precision, containing various specimens of etymological and syntactical parsing; numerous exercises for correction; and copious elliptical lessons.

A new inductive grammar of the English language: founded entirely on the principle of relations. Boston: Higgins, Bradley & Day­ ton. (Anr. ed. 1859, 20cm, 236pp. ($)). ($@) 112. R. $ -. 1876. A signal grammar of the English language for the use of all classes of learners and grades of schools. New York: Press of Pinckney Brothers. xxv + 80 + 112pp. (@) 106. entry deleted 107. —. 1800. The tyro's guide to wisdom and wealth, designed for the moral instruction of the youth. With exercises in spelling intended as an introduction to the author's collection, to which are now subjoined the principles of English grammar.

21872. The grammatical looking-glass, improved. Manchester: A. Heywood. 18cm, 32pp. (@) 134. Beaumont, John (Head Master of Kirkwall Burgh Schools). 1875. Analysis of sentences. Edinburgh: John Menzies. 56pp. (O) [Rules followed by copious exercises; appendix (39-56) is on etymology; eight parts of speech; matter which "a boy should have committed to memory by... ] 135.! Beck, William. [al829]. Outline of English grammar. London. 34pp. (31829). (Br) 136. Bedford, Edward Henslowe. 1873-4. A digest of the preliminary [law] examination questions in English grammar, history, geography, Latin grammar, arithmetic and French grammar.

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