grammarian

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a linguist who specializes in the study of grammar and syntax

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His name is mentioned by Avienus; by Suidas, a celebrated critic, at the close of the eleventh century, who gives in his lexicon several isolated verses of his version of the fables; and by John Tzetzes, a grammarian and poet of Constantinople, who lived during the latter half of the twelfth century.
The former--copy editors, English teachers, usage mavens, armchairs grammarians, and others--delight in do's and don'ts and in their own opinions.
The 18th-century grammarians who invented many of the purported rules of usage that were taught to generations of schoolchildren were adopting current practice and imagining that it held enduring significance.
Especially amusing is the account of his work as a Zahiri grammarian, given his suspicion of grammarians.
For students, writers, grammarians, songwriters, poets or anyone seeking the perfect word, exclusive and proprietary features include:
In the century after Sibawayhi a movement emerged to allow this limited corpus to be expanded at will, mainly to give more authority to one group of grammarians over another.
The concern of grammarians about fixing the English language met the growing demand of people looking for linguistic stability and a systematic presentation of the language.
Using standard works of Arabic grammarians, Jamshed Akhtar, the author-researcher claims that the first human pair was protected in the initial years, gifted with the ability to communicate, and was given a basic structure of a language that later transmuted into all the different languages of the world as we know them.
Lexicographers and grammarians have to decide whether such features are to be ignored because they form a deviation from "standard" usage, or whether they are to be included because they are used by speakers of Standard English.
Grammarians don't like the trend, but branding experts give it a thumbs-up.
Both Elfenbein's and Hodson's books invite at least four questions on the views of grammarians during the decades of Romanticism and on practices of contemporary dramatists, essayists, novelists, and poets.
The double dot mark, known to later grammarians as zawga elaya, is written above a word near the start of a sentence to tell the reader that it is a question.
By studying the biblical manuscripts at the British Museum in London, Coakley was able to solve the mystery of the two dots, which has puzzled grammarians for decades, and described his finding as a "significant footnote in the history of writing.
Then all the prescriptive grammarians wake up, one after
That one was worse because the state's official nickname really is a question for the Legislature, while spelling is a question for editors and grammarians.