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Current Trends in Metrical Analysis


Edited By Christoph Küper

This volume is a representative selection of current methods of metrical-rhythmical analysis. Leading experts in the field present the latest state of the art in metrical theory, including Generative Metrics, the Russian quantitative-statistical approach, Optimality Theory, and Cognitive Metrics. Besides this focus on theory, the book also features topics such as metrical typology, automated metrical analysis, comparative and historical metrics, performance and text-setting, and analyses of a wide selection of verse forms and verse systems from a variety of languages such as English, German, Russian, Latin, Slovenian, Estonian, Dutch, Norwegian, and Siamese, with a particular emphasis on English and German. This book will be of interest to both linguists and literary critics.

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