Parataxis and hypotaxis as a criterion of syntax and style
Read Online

Parataxis and hypotaxis as a criterion of syntax and style especially in Old English poetry by Alarik Rynell

  • 860 Want to read
  • ·
  • 73 Currently reading

Published by C.W. K. Gleerup in Lund .
Written in English


  • Grammar, Comparative and general -- Sentences.,
  • Anglo-Saxon poetry -- History and criticism.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p.(48)-59.

Statementby Alarik Rynell.
SeriesLunds universitets årsskrift n.f. avd.1 -- Bd.48, nr.3
The Physical Object
Pagination59p. ;
Number of Pages59
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20073711M

Download Parataxis and hypotaxis as a criterion of syntax and style


  Hypotaxis also called subordinating style, is a grammatical and rhetorical term used to describe an arrangement of phrases or clauses in a dependent or subordinate relationship -- that is, phrases or clauses ordered one under another. In hypotactic constructions, subordinating conjunctions and relative pronouns serve to connect the dependent elements to the main : Richard Nordquist. Parataxis (from Greek παράταξις "act of placing side by side", from παρα para "beside" + τάξις táxis "arrangement") is a literary technique, in writing or speaking, that favors short, simple sentences, without conjunctions or with the use of coordinating, but not with subordinating conjunctions. It contrasts with syntaxis and hypotaxis. When a reader asked me to write about “the terms parataxis and hypotaxis and how they relate to Beowulf,” I had to laugh.. Don’t get me wrong. I’m quite a fan of g my academic hat, I’ve written more than one essay about this treasure of English literature, but somehow it doesn’t strike me as a suitable topic for the DWT audience. Syntaxis is a see also of parataxis. As nouns the difference between syntaxis and parataxis is that syntaxis is (obsolete|grammar) syntax while parataxis is (grammar) speech or writing in which clauses or phrases are placed together without being separated by conjunctions, for .

The phenomenon of stretching parataxis and hypotaxis beyond syntactic linking in the Chinese language may have much to do with a growing aspiration to describe the characteristics of Chinese as a language. Telltale signs can be gathered from the studies of parataxis and hypotaxis in multifarious perspectives and with different foci in the past.   Cohesion, or parataxis and hypotaxis Eric Mottram stated, a long time ago, that parataxis is central to the new British poetry: "Instead of an item in a school of rhetoric, the poem could have variety of articulations, continuity and discontinuity, sentence and parataxis, and an awareness of the imaginative possibilities of relationship between particles". Rynell, Alarik parataxis and hypotaxis as a criterion of syntax and style, especially in Old English poetry. Despite the ample supply of new information, however, Harris' story bogs down in a swamp of pumped-up prose and mangled syntax. What is a Compendium? Parataxis, Hypotaxis, and the Question of the Book. Writing, the exigency of writing: no longer the writing that has always (through a necessity in no way avoidable) been in the service of the speech or thought that is called idealist (that is to say, moralizing), but rather the writing that through its own slowly.

  The Random House Dictionary of the English Language defines parataxis as follows: “The placing together of sentences, clauses, or phrases without a conjunctive word.” The dictionary provides a classical example of parataxis: “I came—I saw—I conquered.” In her article on parataxis, “There’s Parataxis, and Then There’s Hypotaxis,” published in The Chronicle of Higher. Parataxis, Hypotaxis, Style and Translation Assi. Lec. Ghusoon Subhi Khalil Department of Translation College of Arts Al -Mustansiriya University Abstract Parataxis and hypotaxis are compound words that refer to two stylistic devices. They involve the arrangement of propositions one after the other in. Parataxis definition, the placing together of sentences, clauses, or phrases without a conjunctive word or words, as Hurry up, it is getting late! I came—I saw—I conquered. See more. Parataxis, Hypotaxis and Para-Hypotaxis in the Zamucoan Languages Pier Marco Bertinetto & Luca Ciucci. Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa. The term “para-hypotaxis” is commonly used by Romance linguists to refer to sentences containing a proleptic dependent clause, with the main clause introduced by a coordinator.