Item description for The Metre of Beowulf: A Constraint-Based Approach (Topics in English Linguistics, 36) by Michael Getty...
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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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.16" Width: 6.26" Height: 0.98" Weight: 1.44 lbs.
Publisher Walter de Gruyter
ISBN 3110171058 ISBN13 9783110171051
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