William Bullokar was a 16th-century printer who devised a 40-letter phonetic alphabet for the English language. Its characters were in the black-letter or "gothic" writing style commonly used at the time. Taking as his model a Latin grammar by William Lily, Bullokar wrote the first published grammar of the English language, in a book titled Brief Grammar for English, which appeared in 1586.
- Booke at large, for the Amendment of Orthographie for English speech, Henrie Denham, 1580 (copy on Archive.org)
- Bref Grammar for English, 1586
- Bullokar, William, Booke at Large for the Amendment of English Orthographie (1580) with A Bref Grammar for English (1586), Facsimile ed., 2 vols. in 1, 1977. Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints, ISBN 978-0-8201-1287-9.
- "The History of English Grammar". lawyerment.com. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
- Valeika, Laimutis; Buitkiene, Janina (2003). An Introductory Course in Theoretical English Grammar (PDF). Vilnius Pedagogical University. p. 7. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
- Clair, Colin. History of Printing in Britain, Oxford University Press, 1966. Pl. 25.
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