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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Name: Karlijn  Navest
Institution: Leiden University Centre for Linguistics
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State and/or Country: Netherlands   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
History of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: (2010). “Queeney Thrale and the Teaching of English Grammar”. In: Raymond Hickey (ed.), Eighteenth-Century English: Ideology and change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 89–105.

(2009) 'Reading lessons for 'baby grammarians' : Lady Ellenor Fenn and the teaching of English grammar'. In: Morag Styles and Evelyn Arizpe (eds.), Acts of Reading: Teachers, Text, and Childhood. Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham.

(2008) 'Ash’s Grammatical Institutes and ‘Mrs Teachwell’s Library for her Young Ladies’'. In: Joan.C. Beal, Carmela Nocera and Massimo Sturiale (eds.), Perspectives on Prescriptivism. Bern: Peter Lang. 59-82.

(2008) '‘Borrowing a few passages’: Lady Ellenor Fenn and her use of sources'. In: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade (ed.), Grammars, Grammarians, and Grammar-Writing in Eighteenth-century England. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 223-243.

•(2007) 'Marginalia as Evidence: The Unidentified Hands in Lowth's Short Introduction to English Grammar (1762)' Historiographia Linguistica 34(1), pp. 1-18.
Announced on LINGUIST :  John Ash and the Rise of the Children's Grammar
Dissertation Abstract: John Ash and the Rise of the Children's Grammar



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