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Title: Lowth's legacy in teaching English to foreigners: The case of Thomas Connelly's English grammar in Spain
Authors: Rodríguez-Gil, María E. 
UNESCO Clasification: 57 Lingüística
Keywords: English Grammars
English as a foreign language
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: 0302-5160
Journal: Historiographia Linguistica 
Abstract: This article sheds light on the influence exerted by Robert Lowth's (1710-1787) English grammar (1762) overseas in the teaching of English as a foreign language, and more particularly, on the work of the Irish friar Thomas Connelly (1728-1800), author of the most popular English grammar for Spaniards published in Spain in 1784. After setting the context for both the life and work of this author, it examines the similarities in content and wording between Connelly and Lowth's English grammars through a comparison of selected passages occurring in both works. This analysis will help us determine to what extent Connelly relied on Lowth and how faithful he was to his source
ISSN: 0302-5160
DOI: 10.1075/hl.39.1.03rod
Source: Historiographia Linguistica[ISSN 0302-5160],v. 39, p. 27-42
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