Book: The Grammarians


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
  • Release : 03 September 2019
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 13 : 9780374712198

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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.

Book: The Grammarians


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 : Picador
  • Release : 10 November 2020
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 13 : 1250758238

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Score: 3
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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.

Book: Guardians of Language


. . . There is no question at all that this book will be of great value to specialists in late antiquity, to historians of education, and to classicists in general. It will be a fundamental work in the field."--James E. G. Zetzel

  • Author : Robert A. Kaster
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 01 January 1997
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 524
  • ISBN 13 : 0520212258

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"Kaster's book is both rich in its deployment of an extraordinarily wide range of little-known material and original in its approach to the subject. . . . There is no question at all that this book will be of great value to specialists in late antiquity, to historians of education, and to classicists in general. It will be a fundamental work in the field."--James E. G. Zetzel

Book: The Best of the Grammarians


A landmark study of the emergence of Alexandrian and classical philology

  • Author : Francesca Schironi
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 16 January 2022
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 936
  • ISBN 13 : 9780472130764

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A landmark study of the emergence of Alexandrian and classical philology

Book: Against the Grammarians Adversus Mathematicos I


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.

  • Author : Sextus Empiricus
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 16 January 1998
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN 13 : 0198244703

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Against the Grammarians Adversus Mathematicos I Book Summary :

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.

Book: Letters to the Grammarians


"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.

  • Author : Dipo Kalejaiye
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 16 January 2022
  • Category: Education
  • Pages : 89
  • ISBN 13 : STANFORD:36105131689924

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Letters to the Grammarians Book Summary :

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.

Book: Grammars Grammarians and Grammar Writing in Eighteenth Century England


Interestingly - and importantly - this collection of articles demonstrates the potential of ECCO as a resource for further research in the field.

  • Author : Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Release : 27 August 2008
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN 13 : 9783110199185

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Grammars Grammarians and Grammar Writing in Eighteenth Century England Book Summary :

The book offers insight into the publication history of eighteenth-century English grammars in unprecedented detail. It is based on a close analysis of various types of relevant information: Alston's bibliography of 1965, showing that this source needs to be revised urgently; the recently published online database Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) with respect to sources of information never previously explored or analysed (such as book catalogues and library catalogues); Carol Percy's database on the reception of eighteenth-century grammars in contemporary periodical reviews; and so-called precept corpora containing data on the treatment in a large variety of grammars (and other works) of individual grammatical constructions. By focussing on individual grammars and their history a number of long-standing questions are solved with respect to the authorship of particular grammars and related work (the Brightland/Gildon grammar and the Bellum Grammaticale; Ann Fisher's grammar) while new questions are identified, such as the significant change of approach between the publication of one grammar and its second edition of seven years later (Priestley), and the dependence of later practical grammars (for mothers and their children) on earlier publications. The contributions present a view of the grammarians as individuals with (or without) specific qualifications for undertaking what they did, with their own ideas on teaching methodology, and as writers ultimately engaged in the common aim presenting practical grammars of English to the general public. Interestingly - and importantly - this collection of articles demonstrates the potential of ECCO as a resource for further research in the field.

Book: What Graeco Roman Grammar Was About


This book explains how the grammarians of the Graeco-Romance world perceived the nature and structure of the languages they taught.

  • Author : P. H. Matthews
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 05 March 2019
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 13 : 9780192565778

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What Graeco Roman Grammar Was About Book Summary :

This book explains how the grammarians of the Graeco-Romance world perceived the nature and structure of the languages they taught. The volume focuses primarily on the early centuries AD, a time when the Roman Empire was at its peak; in this period, a grammarian not only had a secure place in the ancient system of education, but could take for granted an established technical understanding of language. By delineating what that ancient model of grammar was, P. H. Matthews highlights both those aspects that have persisted to this day and seem reassuringly familiar, such as 'parts of speech', as well as those aspects that are wholly dissimilar to our present understanding of grammar and language. The volume is written to be accessible to students of linguistics from undergraduate level upwards, and assumes no knowledge of Latin or Ancient Greek.

Book: A Reader on the Sanskrit Grammarians


This book makes available to linguists and Sanskritists a collection of the most important articles on the Sanskrit grammarians, and provides a connected historical outline of their activities.

  • Author : J. F. Staal
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 01 January 2003
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 584
  • ISBN 13 : 9780262515498

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A Reader on the Sanskrit Grammarians Book Summary :

The achievements of Pānini and the Indian grammarians, beginning nearly 2500 years ago, have never been fully appreciated by Western scholars—partly because of the great technical difficulties presented by such an inquiry, and partly because relevant tutorial articles have been confined to obscure and inaccessible publications. This book makes available to linguists and Sanskritists a collection of the most important articles on the Sanskrit grammarians, and provides a connected historical outline of their activities. It covers studies and fragments ranging from early 7th-century accounts of the grammarians—recorded by Buddhist pilgrims from China and Tibet, by Muslim travelers from the Near East, and by Christian missionaries—to some of the best articles that have appeared during the last century and a half. Chapters in the book cover the foundation of Sanskrit studies in the West laid by British scholars working in India and including the detailed and accurate information provided by Henry Thomas Colebrooke; the linguistic evaluations of Pānini by von Schlegel and von Humboldt; the work of Bhandarkar and of Kielhorn; William Dwight Whitney's low evaluation of the "native" grammarians; and the philological work of modern Western, Indian, and Japanese scholars. The editor observes that materials in the Reader reveal problems tackled by the Sanskrit grammarians which closely parallel developments in contemporary linguistics. He has provided historical and linguistic commentary and bibliographic data in the introductions and notes that accompany each selection. Articles are in their original English, German, and French. Texts or passages in Chinese, Tibetan, Arabic, Sanskrit, Latin, and Greek have, for the most part, been translated into English, and all Sanskrit passages have been translated into the Latin alphabet.

Book: The Three Weissmanns of Westport


Schine's witty, wonderful novel The Three Weissmanns of Westport "is simply full of pleasure: the pleasure of reading, the pleasure of Austen, and the pleasure that the characters so rightly and humorously pursue.

  • Author : Cathleen Schine
  • Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
  • Release : 15 February 2010
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 13 : 9781429936378

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A New York Times Best Seller A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Betty Weissmann has just been dumped by her husband of forty-eight years. Exiled from her elegant New York apartment by her husband's mistress, she and her two middle-aged daughters, Miranda and Annie, regroup in a run-down Westport, Connecticut, beach cottage. In Schine's playful and devoted homage to Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, the impulsive sister is Miranda, a literary agent entangled in a series of scandals, and the more pragmatic sister is Annie, a library director, who feels compelled to move in and watch over her capricious mother and sister. Schine's witty, wonderful novel The Three Weissmanns of Westport "is simply full of pleasure: the pleasure of reading, the pleasure of Austen, and the pleasure that the characters so rightly and humorously pursue....An absolute triumph" (The Cleveland Plain Dealer).

Book: The Grammarian s Desk


Lao Tsu's classic work, the Tao Te Ching, in English with Klingon translation on the facing pages.

  • Author : Captain Krankor
  • Publisher : Klingon Language Inst
  • Release : 01 January 1997
  • Category: Klingon (Artificial language)
  • Pages : 92
  • ISBN 13 : 0964434539

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