Grammar of the English Language (Classic Reprint) by Samuel Stillman GreeneGrammar of the English Language (Classic Reprint) by Samuel Stillman Greene

Grammar of the English Language (Classic Reprint)

bySamuel Stillman Greene

Paperback | October 17, 2018

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Excerpt from Grammar of the English Language

Language is a growth, and, like every other growth, is primarily dependent upon an inward vital energy. It has its origin and its development in answer to an instinctive desire of the soul to express its thoughts and feelings. The power of speech is stimulated by the presence of external objects, and takes its actual form by means of an unconscious ability to imitate the vocal symbols which chance to be made the conventional representatives of thought. It matters not to what nation or people the child may belong: be he English, French, German, or Chinese, it is all the same. The speech which he hears in his childhood becomes his vernacular tongue, and all others are foreign.

Place him among the cultivated and refined, and he employs, he knows not why, the pure and polished speech of his guardians and associates. On the contrary, let him fall among the rude and illiterate, and he as readily and as surely accepts for his native lan guage, his mother tongue, their perverted words and incorrect modes of expression.

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Title:Grammar of the English Language (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:334 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:October 17, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0282034064

ISBN - 13:9780282034061

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