Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Old English SyntaxConcord, The Parts of Speech, and the Sentence$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 20 October 2019

Parataxis and the ‘Multiple Sentence’

Parataxis and the ‘Multiple Sentence’

(p.693) V Parataxis and the ‘Multiple Sentence’
Old English Syntax

Bruce Mitchell

Oxford University Press

The term ‘parataxis’ is used here in a purely formal sense to mean a construction in which sentences or clauses are not formally subordinated one to the other. A multiple (or compound) sentence is traditionally defined as a sentence consisting of two or more co-ordinate clauses, i.e., clauses joined together by co-ordinating conjunctions such as ‘and’ (‘cumulative’), ‘but’ (‘adversative’), ‘(either…) or’ (‘alternative’), and ‘for’ (‘illative’). This chapter discusses asyndetic parataxis, syndetic parataxis, correlation not involving subordination, and element order in paratactic non-dependent questions.

Keywords:   Old English, syntax, asyndetic parataxis, syndetic parataxis, multiple sentence

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .