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The Metre of Beowulf: A Constraint-Based Approach
  

The Metre of Beowulf: A Constraint-Based Approach (Hardback, Reprint 2011)

By Getty, Michael

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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.

ISBN 9783110171051
Barcode 9783110171051
Published 24 October 2002 by De Gruyter
Format Hardback, Reprint 2011
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Series Topics in English Linguistics [Tiel] (part: 36)
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ISBN-13 9783110171051
ISBN-10 3110171058
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher De Gruyter
Imprint Walter de Gruyter
Publication Date 24 October 2002
Publication Country Germany Germany
Format Hardback, Reprint 2011
Edition Reprint 2011st
Author(s) By Getty, Michael
Series Topics in English Linguistics [Tiel] (part: 36)
Category Literary Studies: Classical, Early & Medieval
Poetry & Poets
Number of Pages 378
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 673g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress English language, Versification, Rhythm, Old English, ca. 450-1100
NBS Text Linguistics
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 829.3
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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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Author's Bio

Michael Getty is Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Canada.

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