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Old English SyntaxConcord, The Parts of Speech, and the Sentence$
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Bruce Mitchell

Print publication date: 1985

Print ISBN-13: 9780198119357

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119357.001.0001

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(p.1) I Concord
Old English Syntax

Bruce Mitchell

Oxford University Press

This chapter sets out the basic principles of concord in Old English (OE), with references to the more detailed discussions which follow in later chapters. It begins with a brief discussion of the elements concerned with congruence. The chapters then presents some introductory remarks on case and verb forms. This is followed by a discussion of the basic concords of OE, covering agreement between subject and predicate, agreement between a noun or pronoun and attributive or appositive elements, and agreement between antecedent and pronoun.

Keywords:   Old English, concord, congruence, case, verb forms, noun, pronoun, antecedent

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