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 In contrast to social network analyses of historical material (e.g. Bergs 2005, Sairio In contrast to social network analyses of historical material (e.g. Bergs 2005, Sairio
-2009, Fitzmaurice 2010) and to network studies based on fi ctional ​texts (e.g. Agarwal +2009, Fitzmaurice 2010) and to network studies based on fictional ​texts (e.g. Agarwal 
-et al. 2012, Morett i 2013), the combination of corpus-based diachronic linguistics and +et al. 2012, Moretti ​2013), the combination of corpus-based diachronic linguistics and 
-network analysis is rather uncharted territory. ​Th is pilot project constitutes the fi rst+network analysis is rather uncharted territory. ​This pilot project constitutes the first
 part of a series of diachronic network analyses of historical English grammar books. part of a series of diachronic network analyses of historical English grammar books.
-Th e present study investigates the relationships between 19th-century grammarians+The present study investigates the relationships between 19th-century grammarians
 by examining references authors make to other grammars and grammarians. by examining references authors make to other grammars and grammarians.
-Based on Whites notion of scholarly networks, references are understood as +Based on White's notion of 'scholarly networks', references are understood as 
-record[s] of who has cited whom within a fi xed set of authors“ (White 2011: 275)+"record[s] of who has cited whom within a fi xed set of authors" ​(White 2011: 275)
 irrespective of their personal acquaintance. irrespective of their personal acquaintance.
 +
 A pilot corpus of 19th-century British grammar books (40 texts, ca. 2.6 mio. words) A pilot corpus of 19th-century British grammar books (40 texts, ca. 2.6 mio. words)
 forms the basis for this kind of network analysis. It contains the most well-known and forms the basis for this kind of network analysis. It contains the most well-known and
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 are numbers of editions, distribution,​ and common use of grammars, as found in are numbers of editions, distribution,​ and common use of grammars, as found in
 book catalogues and secondary literature on grammar writing. book catalogues and secondary literature on grammar writing.
 +
 A list of English and foreign grammarians from the 16th to 19th centuries that are A list of English and foreign grammarians from the 16th to 19th centuries that are
 nowadays usually considered the most famous and infl uential authors of their time nowadays usually considered the most famous and infl uential authors of their time
-(cf. Dons 2004, Finegan 1998, Görlach 1998, Linn 2006, Schmitt er 1996, Tieken-Boon ​ +(cf. Dons 2004, Finegan 1998, Görlach 1998, Linn 2006, Schmitter ​1996, Tieken-Boon ​
-98+
 van Ostade 2008, Wolf 2011) comprises the search terms which, applied to the pilot van Ostade 2008, Wolf 2011) comprises the search terms which, applied to the pilot
 corpus, yield all references made to other grammarians. corpus, yield all references made to other grammarians.
-Th e ties between authors will be examined quantitatively,​ i.e. in terms of the + 
-number of references, and qualitatively,​ i.e. by classifying ​diff erent kinds of references,+The ties between authors will be examined quantitatively,​ i.e. in terms of the 
 +number of references, and qualitatively,​ i.e. by classifying ​different ​kinds of references,
 e.g. quotation, approval of approaches to grammar, the citing of authorities,​ e.g. quotation, approval of approaches to grammar, the citing of authorities,​
-and various forms of criticism. Approval, for instance, is I concur with Baker in considering +and various forms of criticism. Approval, for instance, is "I concur with Baker in considering 
-“ (Crombie (1802) on Baker (1724)), whereas an example of criticism is Mr. +" ​(Crombie (1802) on Baker (1724)), whereas an example of criticism is "Mr. 
-Cobbett has mistaken the real causes of defective arrangement“ (Doherty (1841) on +Cobbett has mistaken the real causes of defective arrangement" ​(Doherty (1841) on 
-Cobbett (1818)). We will show diff erent and changing ​att itudes ​towards other grammarians,​+Cobbett (1818)). We will show different ​and changing ​attitudes ​towards other grammarians,​
 and discuss substantial implications for the development of the genre. and discuss substantial implications for the development of the genre.
-Th e network of references will further reveal paradigm ​shift s in grammar writing, + 
-indicating particularly the rise of descriptive grammars ​aft er the predominance +The network of references will further reveal paradigm ​shifts ​in grammar writing, 
-of prescriptivism and critically ​refl ecting ​on what is oft en called ​prescriptive‘ and +indicating particularly the rise of descriptive grammars ​after the predominance 
-descriptive.+of prescriptivism and critically ​reflecting ​on what is often called ​'prescriptive' ​and 
 +'descriptive'.
  
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