grammarianism

grammarianism

1. Rare. the principles of the study of grammar followed by a grammarian.
2. excessive emphasis upon the fine points of grammar and usage, especially as a shibboleth; dedication to the doctrine of correctness; grammatism.
See also: Grammar
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In the 1970s, a process-oriented form of composition instruction began to develop in response to the rigid grammarianism which had been the previous vogue.