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PLUCHE, NOEL-ANTOINE: - La mécanique des langues, et l'art de les enseigner ... Paris, chez la Veuve Estienne & Fils, rue S. Jacques ... 1751.

12mo. Pp. (iv), xxiv, 340, (4). Contemporary full mottled calf, spine richly gilt with five raised bands and title-label, corners slightly rubbed. First edition. Pluche's study of the mechanics of language is trying to discover the universal principles of human thought that underlie the profusion of existing grammatical forms. He makes some very interesting observations on the teaching of language, especially in regard to communicative and stylistic competence. Querard viii, p.218. A supplement was published in 1753.
EUR 450.00 [Appr.: US$ 532.14 | £UK 399.5 | JP¥ 59195] Book number 27040

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