See also:American philologist and educationalist, was
See also:born on the 25th of
See also:October 1825 in
See also:Millbury, Massachusetts . He graduated in 1845 at Amherst, where his
See also:attention was turned to the study of Anglo-Saxon by Noah
See also:Webster . He was a teacher at Swanzey, New Hampshire, and at the
See also:Leicester Academy, Massachusetts, in 1845-1847, and attempted the philological method of teaching
See also:English " like Latin and Greek," later described in his Method of Philological Study of the English Language (1865); at Amherst in 1847-1849; at Fredericksburg, Virginia, in 1852-1855; and in 1855 became a tutor at
See also:College, where he became adjunct
See also:professor of belles-lettres and English literature in 1856, and professor of English language and
See also:comparative philology—the first
See also:chair of the kind established—in 1857 . He lectured on constitutional and public
See also:law and
See also:Roman law in 1875-1877, and also taughtsubjects as diverse as botany and
See also:economy . In 1907 he became professor emeritus . At Lafayette he introduced the first carefully scientific study of English in any American college, and in 1870 published A Comparative Grammar of the Anglo-Saxon Language, in which its Forms are Illustrated by Those of the
See also:Sanskrit, Greek, Latin,
See also:Gothic, Old Saxon, Old Friesic, Old Norse and Old High German, and An Anglo-Saxon Reader; he 'vas editor of the "
See also:Douglass Series of Christian Greek and Latin
See also:Classics," to which he contributed Latin
See also:Hymns (1874); he was chairman of the Commission of the State of Pennsylvania on Amended Orthography; and was consulting editor of the Standard
See also:Dictionary, and in 1879-1882 was director of the American readers for the Philological Society's (New
See also:Oxford) Dictionary . He was
See also:president of the American Philological Association in 1873-1874 and in 1895-1896, of the Spelling Reform Association after 1876, and of the
See also:Modern Language Association in 1891-1893 . Among American linguistic scholars
See also:March ranks with
See also:Child and
See also:Gildersleeve; and his studies in English, though practically
See also:work in
See also:America, are of undoubted value . His article " On
See also:Recent Discussions of
See also:Grimm's Law " in the Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association for 1873 in large
See also:part anticipated Verner's law . With his son,
See also:Francis Andrew March, jun . (b . 1863), adjunct-professor of modern
See also:languages in 1884-1891 and subsequently professor of English literature at Lafayette, he edited A
See also:Thesaurus Dictionary of the English Language (1903) .
See Addresses in Honor of Professor Francis A . March, LL.D., L.H.D., delivered at
See also:Easton, Pennsylvania, on the 24th of October 1895 .
EARLS OF MARCH
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