A Modern English Grammar on Historical Principles

Volume 7. Syntax

By Otto Jespersen

Edited by Niels Haislund

© 2006 – Routledge

-4 pages

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About the Book

This book was first published in 1954.

Table of Contents

1. Word - classes

2. Sentence structure and word order

3. Sentence structure. concluded

4. Person

5. Sex and gender

6. Case

7. Case in pronouns (continued)

8. Case in nouns

9. Case (continued)

10. Comparison

11. Comparison (continued)

12. Determination and indetermination (the articles)

13. Articles before junctions

14. Stage two: The definite article

15. Stage Three: Zero

16. Proper names

17. Quantifiers

18. Mood

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