The Philosophy of Grammar

By Otto Jespersen

This learn grew out of a sequence of lectures Jespersen gave at Columbia
University in 1909-10, referred to as “An advent to English Grammar.”
It is the hooked up presentation of Jespersen's perspectives of the general
principles of grammar according to years of learning a number of languages
through either direct commentary of dwelling speech and written and
printed documents.

“[The Philosophy of Grammar and Analytic Syntax] set
forth the main large and unique concept of common grammar
prior to the paintings of Chomsky and different generative grammarians of the
last thirty years.”—Arne Juul and Hans F. Nielsen, in Otto
Jespersen: points of His existence and Work

“Besides being essentially the most perceptive observers and original
thinkers that the sector of linguistics has ever recognized, Jespersen was
also considered one of its such a lot interesting writers, and examining The
Philosophy of Grammar is enjoyable. learn it, get pleasure from it.”—James D.
McCawley, from the Introduction

Otto Jespersen (1860-1943), an expert at the development and structure
of language, used to be the Chair of the English division on the University
of Copenhagen. between his many works are A glossy English
Grammar and Analytic Syntax, the latter released by way of the
University of Chicago Press.

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Lang. (Language) = O. Jespersen, Language, its Nature, improvement and foundation, London 1922. Lat. = Latin. LPh = O. Jespersen, Lehrbuch der Phonetik, 3te Aufl. , Leipzig 1920. Madvig KI = J. N. MA. dvig, Kleine Philologi8che Sehri/ten, Leipzig 1875. MEG = O. Jcsp~rsen, sleek English G1'ammar, Heidelberg 1909, 1914. Meillet Gr = A. Meillet, Aperpu d'une Histoire de Ia Langue Grecque, Paris 1913. L! = advent () "etude du Languu Indo·Europtennu, 28 ed. , Paris 1908. LH = Linguistique Historique et Linguistique Generale, Paris 1921. Meyer·Lubke Einfuhr. = W. Meyer-Lubke, Ein/uhrung in das Studium der Romanischen Sprachwissenschajt, 2te Aufl. , Heidelberg one hundred ninety! ). Mikkelsen DO = Kr. Mikkelsen, Dan8k Ordfojningalcere, Kebenhavn 1911. Misteli = F. Misteli, Oharacieristik der hauptl/acht. Typen des Sprachbau8, Berlin 1892. MSL = M emoiru de 1a Societe de LinguiBtique. Fr. Muller Gr. = Friedrich Muller, Grundris. der Sprachwi9sen8chajt, Wien 1876. NED = a brand new English Dictionary, through Murray, and so on. , Oxford 1884 ti. Negation = O. Jespersen, Negation in English and different Languages, Kebonhavn 1917 (Videnskabemes selskab, Hest). Noreen VS = A. Noreen, Vdrt Sprdk, Lund 1903 feet. Nygaard NS = M. Nygaard, Norren Syntax, Kristiania 1906. Nyrop Gr. = Kr. Nyrop, GrammairB Hi8tOriquIJ dB III Langu. Fra""aisll, Copenhague 1914 iI. OE = previous English. OFr. = outdated French. OHG == previous excessive German. ON = previous Norse. Onions AS = C. T. Onions, a complicated EngUsh Syntaz, London 1904. Paul Gr = H. Paul, Deutsche Grammatik, HoJle 1916 toes. P = Prinzipien der Sprachgeschichte, 7te Aufl. , Halle 1909. PBB = (Paul und Bra. une), Beitriige zur Geachichte der deutachen Sprache. Pedersen GKS = H. Pedersen, Vergl. Grammatik der ke~ri8chen Sprachen. Gottingen 1909. RG == RUBsisk Grammatik. Kebenhavn 1916. PhG ... O. Jespersen, Phonstiache Grundjragen, Leipzig 1904. Poutsma Gr H. Poutsma, A Grammar oJ past due Modem English, Groningen 1904 ff. as == O. == ABBREVIATIONS OF TITLES thirteen Schleicher NV = A. Schleicher. Nomen uncl Verbum. Leipzig 1865. Schuchardt Br = Hugo Schuchardt-Brevier. v. L. Spitzer. Halle 1922. Sh. = Shakespeare. Sheffield GTh = A. D. Sheffield. Grammar ancl considering. manhattan 1912. Simonyi US = S. Simonyi. Die Ungari8che Sprache. Strassburg 1907. Sonnenschein = E. A. Sonnenschein. a brand new EngliBh Grammar. Oxford 1921 f. Sp. = Spanish. Spr. L. = O. Jespersen. SprogetB LogUc. K0benhavn 1913. Steinthal Charakteristik = H. Stein thai, CharakteriBtik der hauptBiichl. Typen deB SprachbautB. Berlin 1860. Stout AP =G. F. Stout, Analytic P8]Jchology. London lQ02. Streitoorg GE = W. Streitberg. Gotisches Elementarbuch,5te Aufi. , Heidelberg 1920. candy CP = H. candy, amassed Papers, Oxford 1913. NEG = a brand new English Grammar. Oxford 1892, 1898. Tegner G = E. Tegner. Om Genus, Svenskan, Stockholm 1892. TG = The Terminology oj Grammar, through the Joint Committee (1911). seventh impr. 1922. Tobler VG = A. Tobler, VermiBchte Beitrage zur Franzo8ischm Grammatik. 3te Aufi. , Leipzig 1921. US = usa. Vendryes L =J. Vendryes, Le Langage, Paris 1921. Vg. = Vulgar. Vondrak SG = W. Vondrak, Vergleichende Slavi8che Grammatik. Gl'lttingen 1906.

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