During this period, grammatical descriptions were
written for several European
languages. The Bible was also translated into many different languages during the Renaissance.
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Manuel Chrysoloras: produced the first grammar book of Greek in Western Europe.
School of Basra: was heavily influenced by the writings of Aristotle. They believed that language is strongly regular and
systematic (similar ideas to modern
wrote a grammar of classical Arabic. He also wrote a phonetic description of the Arabic writing system.
Dante: wrote De vulgari eloquentia, which experimented with combining certain aspects of several Italian dialects into a new,
highly regularized philosophical
grammarian whose thought precludes modern concepts of European and American Structuralism. He made pokes at
Aristotelian (from which
Formalism would sprout) approaches to language, and argued that all languages should be appreciated in their own right.