Volume 32, Issue 3
  • ISSN 0302-5160
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9781
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In this paper, the author examines a corpus of thirteen grammars for the teaching of French to Spaniards published during the first half of the 19th century. In this transversal analysis account is taken of: (1) the sources cited by these grammarians; (2) how they define grammar and how many parts of speech they identify; (3) how they define the noun (with or without the canonical schema of declension and particular declensional classes); (4) how they define the verb (with or without the canonical categories); and (5) how syntax is dealt with. The object of the present investigation is to determine the explicit and implicit linguistics of these school grammars, at a time when the French ‘grammaire générale’ tradition was penetrating Spanish mother-tongue grammars in Spain and exercises in logical and grammatical analysis were being introduced.


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