|Short description:||John Wallis's 'Grammatica Linguae Anglicanae' published|
|Medium description:||"..often regarded as the first systematic attempt to describe the structure of English in its own terms" (Graddol)|
Cruttenden states that it was first published in 1653 and that numerous editions appeared the last being in 1765 and the last 'authorative edition'being in 1699
Includes description of organs of speech and phonetic description of vowels and consonants with vowesl being classified into guttural, labial and palatal and sub divided into wide, medium and narrow.
Also includes brief history of English.
[Crystal states 1765]