The Art-Music, Literature and Linguistics Forum
July 13, 2024, 03:27:28 am
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Here you may discover hundreds of little-known composers, hear thousands of long-forgotten compositions, contribute your own rare recordings, and discuss the Arts, Literature and Linguistics in an erudite and decorous atmosphere full of freedom and delight.
  Home Help Search Gallery Staff List Login Register  

The Philosophy of Grammar, by Otto Jesperson

Pages: [1]   Go Down
Author Topic: The Philosophy of Grammar, by Otto Jesperson  (Read 91 times)
Level 4

Times thanked: 15
Offline Offline

Posts: 495

View Profile
« on: August 14, 2022, 07:27:27 am »

I am firmly convinced that many of the shortcomings of current grammatical theory are due to the fact that grammar has been chiefly studied in connexion with ancient languages known only through the medium of writing, and that a correct apprehension of the essential nature of language can only be obtained when the study is based in the first place on direct observation of living speech and only secondarily on written and printed documents.

In more than one sense a modern grammarian should be novarum rerum studiosus.

- A very influential product in its day.

Report Spam   Logged

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

Pages: [1]   Go Up
Jump to:  

Powered by EzPortal
Bookmark this site! | Upgrade This Forum
SMF For Free - Create your own Forum

Powered by SMF | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines
Privacy Policy