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Books on Linguistics and Shorthand

-Lessons In English | by Chestine Gowdy, Lora M. Dexheimer
Every attempt of a child to express himself is a com-po-si-tion, - a putting together of ideas; and every classroom exercise that calls for self-expression, whatever its special purpose, is incidentally a language lesson. But the teacher can hardly stop in the midst of an arithmetic or a geography lesson to establish principles of speech and then fix them by the necessary drill. It is by special work that we must prepare the way for the incidental language work of the day and supplement it by extended drill; and it is for use in this special language work that these Lessons in English were written.
-Two Years' Course In English Composition | by Charles Lane Hanson
This book provides an abundance of material for the first and the second year of any high school. Part One gives a good many subjects on which young pupils have successfully talked and written, and presents the first essentials of composition work, with emphasis on unity and coherence, - whether of theme, paragraph, or sentence, - spelling, word formation, the use of the dictionary, and letter writing. Work on these essentials may be supplemented by such selections from Part Three as the teacher chooses to make, for example, from the chapter on Narration. The long chapter on Grammar, at the end of Part One, is so arranged and so placed that the more difficult portions may readily be postponed till the second year.
-A Shorter Course in Munson Phonography | by James E. Munson
This text-book of Phonography is, as its name implies, a course in Munson Phonography that is shorter than that presented in the author's recent and larger work, The Art of Phonography. It has been designed especially as a phonographic instruction book for schools, by the use of which teachers will be able to advance their pupils with great rapidity to a practical knowledge of Phonography, without at the same time sacrificing thoroughness.
-Gregg Speed Practice | by John Robert Gregg
The period of transition from theory to practice in the study of shorthand is usually a trying one for both student and teacher. Many dictation books have been devised and published to meet the demand for something to bridge over this period, but nothing has yet appeared which has given anything like general satisfaction...
-Haven's Complete Manual Of Practical Phonography
The only Treatise on the Art embracing the Secrets of the Profession, together with all New Discoveries of Value up to date of Publication. Presenting within its pages the Author's "300-Words-a-Minute Short-Hand Lessons," and his complete original Routine for qualifying Students for Office Short-Hand Positions within three months from date of first lesson, Court and Convention Reporting in six to nine months, making NO failures where directions are followed.
-The Manual of Phonography | by Benn Pitman And Jerome B. Howard
This work is a presentation of the system of phonetic shorthand, the elementary parts of which were originally invented by Isaac Pitman, of Bath, England, in 1837 ; which was modified, improved, and named "Phonography" by him, in 1840; and which, developed and perfected through the suggestions, experiments, and tests of a multitude of practical writers in England and America, reached, substantially, its present form in the later fifties.
-The Reporter's Companion | by Benn Pitman
These pages contain more than any one Phonographic reporter will ever be likely to need or use, but there is nothing here that will not be gladly adopted by some. A work of this nature should provide for the wants of the two distinct classes who will use it; namely, those who have good memories and little executive power, and those who have aptitude and quickness with but moderately retentive memories. The former will find it easier to become reporters by storing their memories ; the latter by exercising their fingers. It seems to be a general rule that we possess and enjoy only when we have earned possession: the reporting style of Thonography is no exception. If the student has not mastered the contents of the Manual, he will be likely to find this book a labyrinth of difficulty ; but if he has earned the right to study the advanced style of this art, by having faithfully mastered the elementary principles, he will find this book a welcome guide in helping him from the corresponding to the reporting style ; a transition that will be a source of delight in proportion to his ability to appreciate what is philosophic, useful, and beautiful.
-The Science And Art Of Phrase-Making | by David Wolfe Brown
A Series of Practical and Progressive Lessons, designed to teach Stenographic Phrasing by Principle, not by Rote, thus dispensing largely with Phrase-memorization and enabling the Student to make Good Phrases for himself. A Text-Book for Schools, Private Learners, and young reporters. Adapted to the use of writers of the Benn Pitman and Graham systems and other Pitmanic systems fundamentally similar.
-The Compendium Of Tachygraphy: Or Lindsley's Phonetic Shorthand
This new system has already found its way into all parts of the country. Its amazing simplicity and practicability, everywhere conceded, are applauded most enthusiastically by those who have spent years in a fruitless endeavor to master the intricacies of Phonography.
-Phonetic Shorthand | by William W. Osgoodby
A complete manual of Pitman's phonography with all the modern improvements

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