The Metre of Beowulf
A Constraint-Based Approach
Series:Topics in English Linguistics [TiEL] 36
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.
- 23.0 x 15.5 cm
- x, 368 pages
- 48 tableaus 130 Fig. 40 Tables
- DE GRUYTER MOUTON
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"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