From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
- "Nothing is more usual than for philosophers to encroach on the province of grammarians, and to engage in disputes of words, while they imagine they are handling controversies of the deepest importance and concern." - David Hume
Grammar is the study of the rules governing the use of a given natural language, and, as such, is a field of linguistics.
As compared to film grammar
There are analogies to be drawn between film grammar and language grammar. A word for example, the second smalled linguistic unit, can be compared to a shot.
The word grammar derives from Greek γραμματικὴ τέχνη (grammatikē technē), which means "art of letters", from γράμμα (gramma), "letter", itself from γράφειν (graphein), "to draw, to write".