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Old English Syntax: Concord, The Parts of Speech, and the Sentence

Bruce Mitchell


The aim of this work is to chart the whole realm of the syntax of Old English. It adopts the formal descriptive approach and the traditional Latin-based grammar because, as the book states, these remain the most serviceable for the study of Old English syntax. As far as is possible, Old English usage is described and differences between Old and Modern English noted, with special reference to those phenomena which are the seeds of characteristic Modern English idioms. Volume I sets out the general principles of concord in Old English and examines the parts of speech, the elements of the simple ... More

Keywords: Old English, Latin-based grammar, syntax, Modern English, idioms, speech, simple sentence, complex sentence, multiple sentences

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1985 Print ISBN-13: 9780198119357
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119357.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bruce Mitchell, author