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Idioms and Fixed Expressions in English Language Study before 1800

A Contribution to English Historical Phraseology


Gabriele Knappe

Contents: Phraseological units (idioms and fixed expressions of two or more words) treated in English language study up to 1800 – Areas of investigation include: proverbs both as topoi and objects of collection – The art of style – Foreign-language teaching – Bilingual and monolingual lexicography – Translation – Philosophical and universal language schemes – Grammar.