ERIC Number: ED429292
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
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Anne Fisher and 18th-Century Literacy Training.
Mitchell, Linda C.
Anne Fisher, a pioneer in British education, was one of the few females in the 18th century to publish a significant grammatical work, one that was used widely in classrooms. This paper highlights Anne Fisher's historic achievement and argues from the discipline of the history of rhetoric that the two verbal disciplines of rhetoric and grammar are nowhere near as distinct as some scholars have assumed. Noting that Fisher's grammar was published twice under a male pseudonym, the paper relates that she established her own school and focused on pedagogical and linguistic issues, not feminist questions. The paper looks at how Anne Fisher's success is related to how she used literacy training to conform to audience, teach style through syntax, and instruct in letter writing. Contains 10 references. (NKA)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)