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2007 | 103 | 3 | 257-270
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PÁL PERESZLÉNYI'S GRAMMAR FROM 1682. SOURCES AND PARALLELS

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HU
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AThis paper discusses 'Grammatica Lingvae Ungaricae' (1682) by Pál Pereszlényi, member of the Society of Jesus. It seeks answers to two questions: what sources Pereszlényi must have consulted, and whether his work exhibits parallels with other grammars. It is pointed out that Pereszlényi's grammar was an adaptation to Hungarian of the Jesuit Latin grammar by Emmanuel Alvarez, used throughout the world at the time, and was written primarily with practical language-teaching considerations in mind. Accordingly, it is assumed that Pereszlényi tried to stick to the Latin model as much as possible, and described Hungarian peculiarities within the system of categories worked out for Latin, suitably modified, rather than by introducing novel categories. A detailed comparison of the two grammars supports that hypothesis. In describing typological dissimilarities between Latin and Hungarian, Pereszlényi relied on Albert Szenczi Molnár's 1610 grammar of Hungarian and on Latinized Hebrew grammatical tradition. Another issue to be investigated was whether the categorization of dissimilarities exhibited any parallels with Latin-based early grammars of other agglutinating (Finno-Ugric) languages. An analysis of the latter works shows that the respective authors, faced with similar descriptive challenges, arrived at similar solutions based on similar points of departure but independently of one another.
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103
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3
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257-270
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ARTICLE
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  • Zsuzsa C-Vladar, for postal address contact the journal editor; www.c3.hu/~magyarnyelv/
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10HUAAAA071510
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