A Modern English Grammar on Historical Principles: Volume 2, Syntax (first volume), 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

A Modern English Grammar on Historical Principles

Volume 2, Syntax (first volume), 1st Edition

By Otto Jespersen


544 pages

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This book was first published in 1954, A Modern English Grammar on Historical Principles is a valuable contribution to the field of English Language and Linguistics.

Table of Contents

1. Introductory

2. Number

3. The unchanged plural

4. The meaning of singular and plural

5. Meaning of Number. Continued

6. Number in secondary words

7. Number. Appendix

8. Substantives

9. Substantive adjectives

10. The prop-word one

11. Adjectives as principals

12. Relations between adjunct and principal

13. Substantives as adjuncts

14. Adjuncts. Continued

15. Adjuncts. Concluded

16. Rank of the pronouns

17. Rank of the pronouns. Concluded

About the Series

Otto Jespersen

Collected English Writings
Otto Jespersen is one of the foremost philologists of recent times. A genius phoneticist and a revolutionary force in the teaching of languages, Jespersen's contribution to the understanding of language cannot be overrated. This set offers an unprecedented opportunity to own all of his most influential works written in English in one superb collection. It includes his much referenced 'Modern English Grammar', 'The Philosophy of Grammar', 'How to Teach a Foreign Language', as well as a tome documenting his own constructed language 'Novial Lexike.'

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General