Nachahmung und Schöpfung in der Barockgrammatik
This contribution discusses the grammarians of the first half of the 17th cen­tury. The grammar by Ch. Gueintz (1641) was the German grammar that was offi­cially recognized by the Fruitbearing Society. Prince Ludwig of Anhalt-Köthen, the head of the Fruitbearing Society, commissioned Gueintz to write this grammar in 1638. The results reported here of a comparison of the grammars show that Gueintz’ most important sources apparently were the Allgemeine Sprachlehr [Gen­eral Grammar] (1619) by W. Ratke and not his Wortschickungslehr [Word Usage] (c. 1630), which is partially preserved in manuscript form. Gueintz’ sources ap­parently also included the grammars by J. Clajus﻿ (1578) and St. Ritter (1616).