1887
Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN 0302-5160
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9781
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Abstract

SUMMARYGrammar enjoyed a privileged position in the medieval curriculum; along with the other members of the Trivium it provided a thorough foundation which probably accounts for much of the intellectual success of the medieval schoolmen. This article discusses the material used in the Middle Ages for the teaching of grammar and aims at an exhaustive list of pedagogical material which can still be found, for the most part unedited, in European manuscripts collections; this material served not only for the teaching of Latin grammar to students whose mother tongue was not Latin but also as an introduction to the study of grammatical theory. The article refers to the changes that took place in grammar, i.e., from being a literary discipline it became a logical, speculative discipline, which is reflected in this pedagogical material. Furthermore, this material provides important indications of developments in grammatical theory and their effect on grammatical pedagogy. What is very striking is that certain text-books which enjoyed a widespread influence were written when there was not only a greatly increased demand for text-books but also when every discipline was undergoing radical change.RÉSUMÉLa grammaire occupait une place importante dans le cursus des études au Moyen Age; liée aux autres disciplines du Trivium elle assurait cette formation fondamentale dont on peut dire qu'elle est sans doute à l'origine de la valeur intellectuelle des érudits du Moyen Age. Cet article présente les moyens utilisés alors pour l'enseignement de la grammaire et fournit une liste quasi-exhaustive de documents pédagogiques — inédits pour la plu-part — susceptibles d'être consultes en Europe dans les bibliotheques de manuscrits. Ces documents ne se rapportent pas seulement a l'enseignement de la grammaire latine dans le cas d'eleves dont la langue maternelle n'etait pas le latin, ils fournissent en outre des elements d'introduction a l'etude theorique de la grammaire. L'article souligne notamment la transformation de la problematique ou se trouvait inscrite la grammaire qui de discipline purement litteraire devint un exercice logique et speculatif, comme l'attes-tent les documents en question. Qui plus est, ces documents fournissent de precieuses indications quant aux effets de revolution de la grammaire theorique sur l'enseignement. Il est curieux que les manuels ayant eu la plus grande diffusion ont ete conçus au moment ou simultanement la demande augmentait et la theorie radicalement se transformait.
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