Eighteenth-Century English Grammars database (ECEG)
ECEG is an online database of Eighteenth-Century English Grammars which contains bibliographic information about grammars of the English language written between 1700 and 1800, alongside biographical information of their writers. ECEG aims to provide scholars with an up-to-date resource based on a variety of bibliographies, online collections, facsimile reprints and seminal works published from 1903 to 2011, thereby meeting the demands of the growing research community in the field of the Late Modern English period in general and the eighteenth-century normative grammatical tradition in particular.
The current version of the database (2012) consists of 323 grammars written by 275 different authors. Each item has been thoroughly examined and annotated in twenty-one different fields, thematically grouped in three major categories (grammars, authors, references). ECEG is highly valued for its interdisciplinary and innovative design, especially with regard to the broader approach to the notion of ‘English grammar’.
Nuria Yáñez-Bouza and María E. Rodríguez-Gil
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British Academy Small Research Grant (SG-50585); The University of Manchester, July 2008 – December 2010.
Reference line and Copyright
ECEG = Eighteenth-Century English Grammars database, 2010. Compiled by María E. Rodríguez-Gil (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain) and Nuria Yáñez-Bouza (The University of Manchester, UK). http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/subjects/lel/research/projects/c18englishgrammars/
Copyright is retained by María E. Rodríguez-Gil and Nuria Yáñez-Bouza (© 2010).
Guidelines are available at http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/subjects/lel/research/projects/c18englishgrammars/ecegdatabase/
Nuria Yáñez-Bouza (The University of Manchester, UK)
Maria E. Rodríguez-Gil (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)
Purva Bachani (January – May 2008), Marije van Hattum (May – July 2010)
Antonio Torres (2006–2010), Chris White (March – November 2010)
ECEG is freely available online, by subscription, for research and educational purposes. To request access to the ECEG database, please complete and return the Access Request Form, available from the project website.
Handouts of conference presentations are available from the project website.
Yáñez-Bouza, Nuria. School Support Research Fund 2009–2010. School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures, The University of Manchester (UK), Ref. AA03368.