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Author Anderwald, Lieselotte, 1969- author

Title Language between description and prescription : verbs and verb categories in nineteenth-century grammars of English / Lieselotte Anderwald
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Series Oxford studies in the history of English
Oxford studies in the history of English.
Summary Based on 258 English grammar books, 'Language Between Description and Prescription' investigates nineteenth-century grammar writing relating to actual language change, especially in the verb phrase. Lieselotte Andewald proposes that not all changes were noticed in the first place, and those that were noticed were not necessarily criticized
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Specialized
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on July 21, 2016)
Subject English language -- 19th century -- Tense.
English language -- 19th century -- Verb.
English language -- 19th century -- Grammar.
English language -- 19th century -- Standardization.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780190270698 (ebook)