Questions tagged [traditional-grammar]

Questions about pre-Structuralist Western understandings of linguistics, based in the Graeco-Latin tradition: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traditional_grammar

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Extension of “synesis”

In traditional grammar, synesis refers to inflection being determined by underlying semantics instead of morphological agreement; the most familiar instance in English is expressions like The ...
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How does the description of the grammar of a language differ between a traditional and scientific approach?

Let me clarify the question, There are traditional grammars to describe the working and structure of languages, mostly with the purpose of teaching someone to speak the languages. So, it is approach ...
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Predicate: traditional vs. modern view / semantics vs. syntax

According to traditional grammar, the predicate is the part of a sentence that modifies the subject, i.e., the sentence can be divided into two parts: the subject and the predicate. For example, in ...
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How do both traditional grammar and linguistics categorize addressees within sentences?

By traditional grammar I am referring to the grammar used in books about teaching languages, this grammar uses terminology, that is not perceived as standard in linguistics. For example terms like ...