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Getty, Michael

The Metre of Beowulf

A Constraint-Based Approach

Series:Topics in English Linguistics [TiEL] 36

DE GRUYTER MOUTON

    139,95 € / $196.00 / £127.00*

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    Reprint 2011
    Publication Date:
    November 2011
    Copyright year:
    2002
    ISBN
    978-3-11-090541-0
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    Aims and Scope

    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.

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    23.0 x 15.5 cm
    x, 368 pages
    48 tableaus 130 Fig. 40 Tables
    DE GRUYTER MOUTON
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    English
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    Michael Getty is Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Canada.

    Reviews

    "As an overarching approach to the meter of Beowulf, this book is intriguing, interesting, and thougth-provoking."
    B. R. Hutcheson in: Journal of English and Germanic Philology 10/2004

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