© 1973

The Language of the Parker Chronicle

Volume II: Word-Formation and Syntax

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Word-Formation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. C. Sprockel
      Pages 3-4
    3. C. Sprockel
      Pages 5-26
    4. C. Sprockel
      Pages 27-40
    5. C. Sprockel
      Pages 41-59
  3. Syntax

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. C. Sprockel
      Pages 63-66
    3. C. Sprockel
      Pages 67-77
    4. C. Sprockel
      Pages 78-84
    5. C. Sprockel
      Pages 85-108
    6. C. Sprockel
      Pages 109-123
    7. C. Sprockel
      Pages 124-149
    8. C. Sprockel
      Pages 150-155
    9. C. Sprockel
      Pages 156-187
    10. C. Sprockel
      Pages 188-212
    11. C. Sprockel
      Pages 213-225
    12. C. Sprockel
      Pages 226-276
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 277-284

About this book


The reception accorded to the first volume of this book has en­ couraged me to redeem my promise to write a sequel on the word­ formation and syntax of the same text. (It is hoped that my edition of the text which forms the basis of these studies will appear in due course. ) Since these aspects of Old English have been virtually ig­ nored by scholars so far. I do not think I need offer any apology for making some contribution to such scanty information about them as is currently at our disposal. Some friends who urged me to undertake this task added the warning that I would find myself treading on much more dangerous ground. Having gone through the experience. I must now admit that syntactic analysis presents much more intractable problems than phonology. Some information about the method followed in this treatise is to be found in the introductions to the two parts. As far as possi­ ble I have used conventional terms. but not without explaining in what sense they are to be understood in this work. I admit that there is plenty of room for disagreement with my conclusions; but they are conclusions which I arrived at after giving much thought to the problems in each individual case. Even in cases where the reader finds he must agree to differ. I hope he will find the argu­ ments stimulating.


Syntax Verb adverbial attributive classification collective nouns composition compound noun conjunctions nouns personal pronouns preposition pronouns subject suffixes

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Language of the Parker Chronicle
  • Book Subtitle Volume II: Word-Formation and Syntax
  • Authors C. Sprockel
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-247-1530-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-010-2436-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 284
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philology
    Germanic Languages
    Historical Linguistics
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