Current Trends in Metrical Analysis

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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.

Christoph Küper is a retired Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Vechta (Germany). He received a PhD in English from the University of Marburg and a postdoctoral degree in German Linguistics from the Technical University of Berlin. As a guest professor, he taught at the universities of Marburg, Berlin, and Göttingen. He has published various books and numerous articles on metrics, poetics, textlinguistics, semiotics, and syntax.


Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Herausgeber Christoph Küper
Seitenzahl 368
Erscheinungsdatum 17.06.2011
Sprache Deutsch, Englisch
ISBN 978-3-631-60881-4
Verlag Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Maße (L/B/H) 21,6/15,3/2,3 cm
Gewicht 588 g

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  • Contents: Christoph Küper: Prolegomena to a Theory of Meter – David Chisholm: The Metrical Relations XO and OX in English and German Verse – Kristin Hanson: Generative Metrics: The State of the Art – Marina Tarlinskaja: «Russian School» and Verse Attribution: Henry VIII – Marina A. Krasnoperova † : Meter, Rhythm, and Performance in the Reconstructive Simulation of Versification – Sebastian Donat: Metrical Typology: A New Proposal Based on Some Pertinent Models (Lotz, Wagenknecht, Buchštab) – Klemens Bobenhausen: The Metricalizer - Automated Metrical Markup of German Poetry – Igor Pilshchikov/Anatoli Starostin: Automated Analysis of Poetic Texts and the Problem of Verse Meter – Peter L. Groves: Shakespeare’s Secret Influence: Metrical Gaps and the Jacobean Dramatists – Sergey Andreev: Correlation of Rhythmic and Syntactic Characteristics in the Sonnets by John Keats – Volker Schulz: Gerard Manley Hopkins’ Theory of «Sprung Rhythm» and the Scansion of «The Windhover» – Wolfgang G. Müller: Meter and Meaning in British Balladry – Rosalía Rodríguez-Vázquez: Constraint Ranking in English Broadside Ballads – Aleksander Bjelčevič: Meter and Stanza in Rock Music: A Historical Perspective – Emily Klenin: Modular Constraints in Translation Analysis: The Translation of J. W. Goethe’s Hermann und Dorothea by the Russian Poet Afanasij Fet (1820-92) – Evgeny Kazartsev: Zur Rhythmik der frühen niederländischen und deutschen Jamben – Maria-Kristiina Lotman: Sapphic Hendecasyllable in Estonian Poetry – Jacqueline Pattison Ekgren: Norwegian Stev: The Dipod and Pure Accentual Poetry – Teresa Proto: Against an Isochronous Interpretation of the Nibelungen Meter – Mihhail Lotman: Verse Structure and its Cognitive Model (Hexameter and Septenary) – Mari Sarv: Metrical Universals in Oral Poetry – Emilie Testard-Blanc: Konlabot and Konla Akson - The Quintessence of Poetic Constraint in Siamese Poetry – Beth Bjorklund: Rhetorical Rhythm and Oratorical Style: Barak Obama’s Art of Language.