Author Topic: Difference between Traditional Grammar and Modern Linguistics  (Read 80 times)

Offline Afroza Akhter Tina

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The key difference between traditional grammar and modern linguistics is that the traditional grammar is prescriptive whereas the modern linguistics is descriptive.

Traditional grammar and modern linguistics are two branches of language studies. Traditional grammar is the oldest of the two, and its origin runs back to the 15th century. Linguistics is a relatively new branch of language study. Furthermore, it is also important to note that traditional grammar mainly focuses on the written language while modern linguistics consider speech as the basic form of language.


Afroza Akhter Tina
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Department of English, DIU