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Frontiers in Comparative Prosody

In memoriam: Mikhail Gasparov


Mihail Lotman and Maria-Kristiina Lotman

Contents: Maria-Kristiina Lotman/Mihhail Lotman: Preface – Mihhail Lotman: Introduction: Linguistics and Poetics Revisited – Reuven Tsur: Metricalness and Rhythmicalness. What Our Ear Tells Our Mind – Ilse Lehiste: Relationship between the Prosody and the Metrical Structure of Poetry in Different Languages – Marina Krasnoperova/Evgeniy Kazartsev: Reconstructive Simulation of Versification in the Comparative Studies of Texts in Different Languages (Theoretical Aspects and Practice of Application) – Marina Tarlinskaja: Shakespeare Among Others in Sir Thomas More: Verse Form and Attribution – Ashwini Deo/Paul Kiparsky: Poetries in Contact: Arabic, Persian, and Urdu – Yasuko Suzuki: Metrical Structure as a Reflection of Linguistic Structure: A Comparative Study of Germanic Alliterative Poetry and Japanese Tanka – Artem Kozmin: Syllabic Verse and Vowel Length in Polynesian Languages: Tongan, Tuvaluan, Hawaiian, Mangarevan, Marquesan and Rapanui – Mari Sarv: Language or Culture: Possible Foreign Influences on the Estonian Regilaul Metrics – Triinu Ojamaa: Searching for Structural Boundaries in Forest Nenets Songs: A Cross-cultural Case Study – Gregory Nagy: Reading the Homeric Hexameter Aloud While Following the Accentual Markings of a Diorthōtēs – Lev Blumenfeld: Abstract Similarities between Latin and Greek Dialogue Meters – David Chisholm: Prosodic Feature Analysis of German Hexameter Verse – Maria-Kristiina Lotman: The Typology of Estonian Hexameter – Geoffrey Russom: Word Patterns and Phrase Patterns in Universalist Metrics – Seiichi Suzuki: Catalexis, Suspension of Resolution, and the Organization of the Cadence in Eddic Meters – Rolf Noyer: The Rhyme Quotient, Syntactic Inversion and Metrical Tension in the Verse of Edmund Spenser.