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Grammar-translation without grammar?

The much maligned Grammar-translation method received its name from its opponents. It did not put any special emphasis on grammar, and, compared to the traditional schoolbooks had very little grammar in their courses. Actually, some of its proponents, like Ahn … Continue reading

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Custom vs. Reason

There was an intense interest in spelling reform in late sixteenth century England. There was just too much variation. Even the Queen spelt the same word differently in the same text if it suited her. Oddly enough, the printers, who … Continue reading

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