Monthly Archives: December 2005

Letter writing in Late Modern English

I am currently systematically investigating self-corrections in Late Modern English letters. If you come across any examples of self-corrections, could you please let me know about this. Thanks a lot!

Priestley and the Low Countries

According to Pieter Loonen, in his book For to learne to buye and sell: Learning English in the Low Dutch area between 1500 and 1800. A critical survey (1990), George Ensell’s Grammar of the English language (1797) was partly based on the first edition of Priestley’s grammar (1761) (Loonen 1990:112).