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Book: The Western Classical Tradition in Linguistics

Chapter: Prescriptivism from the early middle ages on

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.29458


Topics include: The prescriptivist tradition; The early middle ages; Isidore of Seville, encyclopaedist; The insular grammarians; Ælfric of Eynsham; The Anglo-Saxon grammar of Elizabeth Elstob; Prescriptivism and standards in English grammar; Prescriptive linguistics from the middle ages till modern times

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