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A dazzling comedy of sisterly and linguistic manners, a revelation of the delights and stresses of intimacy, The Grammarians is the work of one of our great comic novelists at her very best.

Author: Cathleen Schine

Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books

ISBN: 9780374712198

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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An enchanting, comic love letter to sibling rivalry and the English language. From the author compared to Nora Ephron and Nancy Mitford, not to mention Jane Austen, comes a new novel celebrating the beauty, mischief, and occasional treachery of language. The Grammarians are Laurel and Daphne Wolfe, identical, inseparable redheaded twins who share an obsession with words. They speak a secret “twin” tongue of their own as toddlers; as adults making their way in 1980s Manhattan, their verbal infatuation continues, but this love, which has always bound them together, begins instead to push them apart. Daphne, copy editor and grammar columnist, devotes herself to preserving the dignity and elegance of Standard English. Laurel, who gives up teaching kindergarten to write poetry, is drawn, instead, to the polymorphous, chameleon nature of the written and spoken word. Their fraying twinship finally shreds completely when the sisters go to war, absurdly but passionately, over custody of their most prized family heirloom: Merriam Webster’s New International Dictionary, Second Edition. Cathleen Schine has written a playful and joyful celebration of the interplay of language and life. A dazzling comedy of sisterly and linguistic manners, a revelation of the delights and stresses of intimacy, The Grammarians is the work of one of our great comic novelists at her very best.
2019-09-03 By Cathleen Schine

169-247 ) . With these effective ( pragmatikos ) arguments against the principles of music ( 68 ) , Sextus says he has finished his exposition against the disciplines . 6. Against the Grammarians Sextus ' statement that there are two ...

Author: Sextus Empiricus

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198244703

Category: Philosophy

Page: 436

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David Blank presents a new translation into clear modern English of a key treatise by one of the greatest of ancient philosophers, together with the first ever commentary on this work. Sextus Empiricus' Against the Grammarians is a polemical attack on ancient Greek ideas about grammar, and provides one of the best examples of sustained Sceptical reasoning.

For he [i.e., Crates] also said that the critic was different from the grammarian; the critic—he says—must be an expert in the entire logical science, while the grammarian must simply be an interpreter of glossai, an establisher of ...

Author: Francesca Schironi


ISBN: 9780472130764

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 936

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A landmark study of the emergence of Alexandrian and classical philology

The grammarians whom the Dean takes every occasion to denounce , and for whose rules he expresses supreme contempt , do not stand in need of his commiseration so much as he imagines . Had he observed their precepts more generally he ...

Author: George Washington Moon


ISBN: UOM:39015035732703

Category: English language

Page: 227

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lower analytical level the word can be considered as the unit , for which the term padasphoța is used by the Grammarian . Those who know the language very well think and speak in units of sentences and also hear whole sentences .

Author: Harold G. Coward

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 8120804260

Category: Indo-Aryan languages

Page: 609

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The grammarians have accepted this sphoța pritheory . The traditional grammarians are of the opinion that [ Bharthari Iripreferred the first type , namely vyakti - spliota . Indivisibility of the bisentence is the core principle of the ...

Author: Mulakaluri Srimannarayana Murti

Publisher: Sahitya Akademi

ISBN: 8126003081

Category: Sanskrit language

Page: 86

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On the works of Bhartrhari, Sanskrit poet and grammarian.

Some modern scholars accept that the Latin rules for accenting sequences including enclitics are different from the rules for accenting ordinary words, while others suspect that examples such as limináque are invented by grammarians ...

Author: Philomen Probert

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192578662

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 352

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Latin Grammarians on the Latin Accent offers a fresh perspective on a long-standing debate about the value of Latin grammarians writing about the Latin accent: should the information they give us be taken seriously, or should much of it be dismissed as copied mindlessly from Greek sources? This book focusses on understanding the Latin grammarians on their own terms: what they actually say about accents, and what they mean by it. Careful examination of Greek and Latin grammatical texts leads to a better understanding of the workings of Greek grammatical theory on prosody, and of its interpretation in the Latin grammatical tradition. It emerges that Latin grammarians took over from Greek grammarians a system of grammatical description that operated on two levels: an abstract level that we are not supposed to be able to hear, and the concrete level of audible speech. The two levels are linked by a system of rules. Some points of Greek thought on prosody were taken over onto the abstract level and not intended as statements about the actual sound of Latin, while other points were so intended. While this book largely sets aside the question whether the Latin grammarians tell us the truth about the Latin accent, focussing instead on understanding what they actually say, it begins to offer answers for those wishing to know when to 'believe' Latin grammarians in the traditional sense: the book shows which of their statements are intended - and which are not intended - as statements about the actual sound of Latin.
2019-07-04 By Philomen Probert

Conclusion In I selected these nine individuals because of the influence they had on me as a young “ grammarian ” growing up in the boarding school of African Church Grammar School . They were some of the informal teachers who helped to ...

Author: Dipo Kalejaiye


ISBN: STANFORD:36105131689924

Category: Education

Page: 89

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Letters to the Grammarians is a collection of nine letters addressed to former high school classmates. It uses these letters as mirrors into the nostalgic past of a "grammar school" (high school) experience at the onset of the postcolonial era in Nigeria. The aim of the book is to show the routine antics of classmates as "informal" education and that this, in conjunction with "formal" education, make a total high school experience. The first part of the book, the introduction, shows the process of recalling the experiences contained in the letters. The second part is the individual letters, among them are: "A letter to Aranmsko," which shows adventure as a form of learning and the trepidation of the "curse" he receives from a religious studies teacher. "A letter to Sosorakota" portrays the controversial topic of sex during the teenage years. The third part of the book, the conclusion, asserts that the letters reveal aspects of human character such as kindness, trust, hope, and fear.
2008 By Dipo Kalejaiye

So it may be concluded that so far as it concerns the phonetics of vowels , the teaching of Vararuci has in its entirety passed into the work of the " grammarians of the Eastern School ” The differences always indicate an uncertainty of ...

Author: Luigia Nitti-Dolci

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe


Category: Prakrit languages

Page: 240

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This is done with a view to accommodate those Teachers who may not yet be prepared to receive those results which the researches and decisions of the best Grammarians have secured to the higher Schools and Colleges .

Author: William Tanner Imeson


ISBN: OXFORD:590520259

Category: English language

Page: 137

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