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Taming the Tongue in the Heyday of English Grammar (1711-1851): From the Collection of Bryan A. Garner Exhibit Opening

Join us Thursday, February 15th for the opening of our latest exhibit, Taming the Tongue in the Heyday of English Grammar (1711-1851): From the Collection of Bryan A. Garner

English grammar was once taught and studied with a fervor unthinkable to us now. Sales of books on the subject were second only to those of the Bible. Some grammarians offered beautiful tributes to the language; others came for a battle, armed with claims of invincibility against allegedly incompetent rivals. Plagiarism, fury, and scandal plagued the coveted territory. Taming the Tongue tells the colorful story of these books and the characters who wrote them.

Please email degolyer@smu.edu to RSVP

Date:
Thursday, February 15, 2024
Time:
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hosted by:
DeGolyer Library
Space:
Centennial Reading Room Foyer
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  Exhibit Events     Special Collections  

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