Aspects of Old English Poetic Syntax

Aspects of Old English Poetic Syntax

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Distinguished by a remarkable combination of erudition and lucidity, Aspects of Old English Poetic Syntax provides new insight into the rules that govern syntactic relationships and indicates how these rules differ for prose and verse. Blockley considers the functions of four of the most common and most syntactically important words in Old English, as well as such features of clauses as verb-initial order, negative contraction, and unexpressed but understood subjects. Picking up where Bruce Mitchell's classic Old English Syntax left off, Blockley shows how such common words and structures mark the relationships between phrases and clauses.Fred C. Robinson, Beowulf and the Appositive Style. ... had employed the attribute or performed the function indicatedaquot; (Interactions of Thought and Language in Old English Poetry, ... Cited from Mitchell and Robinson, Guide to Old English, p.

Title:Aspects of Old English Poetic Syntax
Author:Mary Eva Blockley
Publisher:University of Illinois Press - 2001


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