César Chesneau Du Marsais: Oeuvres choisies

Paris 1797. Reprint.

Introduction by Herbert E. Brekle.
GU 5,1-3
3 Volumes
1268 p., 13,8 x 19,0 cm.
ISBN 978-3-7728-0107-5
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Du Marsais (1676–1756) continued the tradition of the Port-Royal grammarians. Noam Chomsky has pointed out how important he still is today. Using the study of Latin as an example, Du Marsais demonstrated the importance of a universal grammar from a propaedeutic point of view. Among his many remarks on theory, one can find the first explicit definition of a universal grammar as opposed to the grammar of a single language.

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