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The Philosophy of Grammar

1st Edition

By Otto Jespersen


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This book was first published in 1924.

Table of Contents

1. Living grammar

2. Systematic grammar

3. Systematic grammar (continued)

4. Parts of speech

5. Substantive and adjectives

6. Parts of speech (concluded)

7. The three ranks

8. Junction and nexus

9. Various kinds of nexus

10. Nexus-substantives. Final words on nexus

11. Subject and predicate

12. Object. Active and passive

13. Case

14. Number

15. Number (concluded)

16. Person

17. Sex and Gender

18. Comparison

19. Time and tense

20. Time and tense (concluded

21. Direct and indirect speech

22. Classification of utterances

23. Moods

24. Negation

25. Conclusion

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