We owe the emergence of the linguistic idea of phrase to Jan Amos Comenius (1592–1670), in his "Grammatica Latino-vernacula" (Leszno, 1649). He proposes to use the stylistic term ‘phrasis’ with a new syntactic meaning, in order to indicate a group of words arranged in a hierarchical structure, which is an intermediate syntactic unit between the word and the sentence. This idea allows us to back-date by a century the discovery of the concept of 'groups of words', which is usually ascribed to Gabriel Girard (1677–1774) in 1747.

The emergence of the syntactic concept of phrase in Comenius

ONIGA, Renato
2016-01-01

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We owe the emergence of the linguistic idea of phrase to Jan Amos Comenius (1592–1670), in his "Grammatica Latino-vernacula" (Leszno, 1649). He proposes to use the stylistic term ‘phrasis’ with a new syntactic meaning, in order to indicate a group of words arranged in a hierarchical structure, which is an intermediate syntactic unit between the word and the sentence. This idea allows us to back-date by a century the discovery of the concept of 'groups of words', which is usually ascribed to Gabriel Girard (1677–1774) in 1747.
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