Definition of Jespersen, Otto in English:

Jespersen, Otto

proper noun

  • (1860–1943), Danish philologist, grammarian, and educationist; full name Jens Otto Harry Jespersen. He promoted the use of the ‘direct method’ in language teaching with the publication of his theoretical work "How to Teach a Foreign Language" (1904). Other notable works: "Modern English Grammar" (1909–49).


Jespersen, Otto