The Metre of Beowulf: A Constraint-Based Approach

The Metre of Beowulf: A Constraint-Based Approach

by Michael Getty
     
 

ISBN-10: 3110171058

ISBN-13: 9783110171051

Pub. Date: 10/24/2002

Publisher: De Gruyter

This book presents a novel treatment of the metre of Beowulf, an Old English epic poem of uncertain date and origin which is nonetheless considered one of the gems of Germanic Alliterative Verse. Building on recent advances in generative linguistics, the analysis presented in this book offers compelling explanations for a wide range of metrical phenomena that have

Overview

This book presents a novel treatment of the metre of Beowulf, an Old English epic poem of uncertain date and origin which is nonetheless considered one of the gems of Germanic Alliterative Verse. Building on recent advances in generative linguistics, the analysis presented in this book offers compelling explanations for a wide range of metrical phenomena that have been observed but only poorly understood for over a century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110171051
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Publication date:
10/24/2002
Series:
Topics in English Linguistics [TiEL] Series , #36
Edition description:
Reprint 2011
Pages:
378
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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