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Grammar
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1. Definition and history

The term “grammar” (from Greek grammatiké [téchne]) refers to regularity and a system of valid rules - in individual languages (in the context of normative grammatical presentation), or in language in general (in the general theory of language). It came into being as an academic discipline in Hellenistic Greece, where scholars such as Dionysius Thrax (Téchne grammatiké, 2nd century…

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Vanek, Klara, “Grammar”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 23 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_020395>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915



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