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Corpus of French 17th century grammars


The Corpus des grammaires françaises du XVIIe siècle (Corpus of French Grammars of the 17th Century) contains the most notable grammars of the Classical period. Beyond the interest in the French language to which they bear witness, these works correspond to very different ambitions: to stabilize common language by identifying it with its “best” form; starting with French (and some other languages), to define “general” rules of the “art of talking”; to help foreigners (particularly English and Flemish) learn the French language.
They are written in French, but call on other languages (Masset's Acheminement is translated into Latin, La Grue calls largely on Latin, Mauger on English). They can assume different forms: didactic treatises, dialogues, lists of vocabulary, etc. The use of certain methods is reciprocal: Mauger's grammar allows an English reader to learn French and a French reader to learn English. The representation of these works is as close as possible to the original.
To explore these texts, the Corpus des grammaires françaises du XVIIe siècle (Corpus of French Grammars of the 17th Century) offers a great variety of research tools: full-text research, thesaurus of authors (5 categories) and of titles (3 categories), thesaurus of examples and quotations. The user can thus build up his/her own corpus, extract and export results, etc.

CONTENTS

Jean Masset, Exact et tres-facile acheminement à la langue françoise, 1606
Charles Maupas, Grammaire et syntaxe françoise, 1618 [1607]
Antoine Oudin, Grammaire françoise rapportée au langage du temps, 1640 [1632]
Claude Mauger, French Grammar with additions, 1684 [1653]
Thomas de La Grue, La vraye Introduction à la Langue françoise, 1669 [avant 1655]
Claude Irson, Nouvelle methode pour apprendre facilement les principes et la pureté de la langue française, 1662 [1656]
Laurent Chiflet, Essay d’une parfaite Grammaire de la langue françoise, 1659
Antoine Arnauld & Claude Lancelot, Grammaire Générale et Raisonnée, 1676 [1660]
Denis Vairasse d’Allais, Grammaire Méthodique contenant en abrégé les Principes de cet art et les règles les plus nécessaires à la langue française, 1681
Louis de Courcillon de Dangeau, Opuscules sur la grammaire, 1694
Pierre de La Touche, L’art de bien parler françois (2 vol.), 1730 [1696]

RESEARCH FIELDS

History of the language, grammar, linguistic codes, history of linguistic theories, translation, sociolinguistic variations, literature.

EDITORIAL TEAM

Under the direction of Bernard Colombat (Université Paris Diderot) and Jean-Marie Fournier (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3): Susan Baddeley (Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines); Bérangère Bouard (Université Rennes 2 Haute Bretagne); Simone Delesalle (Université Paris 8); Nathalie Fournier (Université Louis Lumière Lyon 2); Florence Lefeuvre (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3); Odile Leclercq (Université de Provence); Francine Mazière (Université Paris 13); Valérie Raby (Université Paris Sorbonne); Christophe Rey (Université de Picardie); Serge Vlassov (Université de Saint-Pétersbourg); Chantal Wionet (Université d’Avignon).
With the collaboration of Jan Noordegraaf (Université d’Amsterdam); Cendrine Pagani-Naudet (Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis).