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A history of Old English meter, R.D. Fulk

Label
A history of Old English meter
Title
A history of Old English meter
Statement of responsibility
R.D. Fulk
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In A History of Old English Meter, R.D. Fulk offers a wide-ranging reference on Anglo-Saxon meter. Fulk examines the evidence for chronological and regional variation in the meter of Old English verse, studying such linguistic variables as the treatment or West Germanic parasite vowels, contracted vowels, and short syllables under secondary and tertiary stress, as well as a variety of supposed dialect features. Fulk's study of such variables points the way to a revised understanding of the role of syllable length in the construction of early Germanic meters and furnishes criteria for distinguishing dialectal from poetic features in the language of the major Old English poetic codices. On this basis, it is possible to draw conclusions about the probable dialect origins of much verse, to delineate the characteristics of at least four discrete periods in the development of Old English meter, and with some probability to assign to them many of the longer poems, such as Genesis A, Beowulf and the works of Cynewulf. A History of Old English Meter will be of interest to scholars of Anglo-Saxon, historians of the English language, Germanic philologists, and historical linguists
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fulk, R. D.
Index
index present
LC call number
PE257
LC item number
.F85 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • Rhetoric, Medieval
  • English language
  • English language
  • Rhetoric, Medieval
  • Oudengels
  • Metriek
  • Metrik
  • Geschichte
  • Altenglisch
Label
A history of Old English meter, R.D. Fulk
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. I. West Germanic Parasiting -- Ch. II. Contraction -- Ch. III. Contraction in Negated Verbs and Indefinite Pronouns -- Ch. IV. Compensatory Lengthening Upon Loss of h -- Ch. V. Analogical Lengthening in Diphthongal Stems -- Ch. VI. Kaluza's Law -- Ch. VII. Changes in Ictus at the Tertiary Level -- Ch. VIII. Ictus and Resolution in Nonfinal Position -- Ch. IX. Miscellaneous Proposed Chronological Variables -- Ch. X. Late Developments -- Ch. XI. Syncopated Endings of Long-Stemmed Verbs and Other Presumed Indicators of Dialect Origins -- Conclusion: Relative and Absolute Dating -- Appendix A: Chronology and Dialect in the Remaining Longer Poems -- Appendix B: The Date of the Battle of Maldon -- Appendix C: Long and Short Inflectional Syllables -- Appendix D: Dating the Early Bede Manuscripts
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 466 pages
Isbn
9780812231571
Lccn
92030918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26543406
  • (OCoLC)ocm26543406
Label
A history of Old English meter, R.D. Fulk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. I. West Germanic Parasiting -- Ch. II. Contraction -- Ch. III. Contraction in Negated Verbs and Indefinite Pronouns -- Ch. IV. Compensatory Lengthening Upon Loss of h -- Ch. V. Analogical Lengthening in Diphthongal Stems -- Ch. VI. Kaluza's Law -- Ch. VII. Changes in Ictus at the Tertiary Level -- Ch. VIII. Ictus and Resolution in Nonfinal Position -- Ch. IX. Miscellaneous Proposed Chronological Variables -- Ch. X. Late Developments -- Ch. XI. Syncopated Endings of Long-Stemmed Verbs and Other Presumed Indicators of Dialect Origins -- Conclusion: Relative and Absolute Dating -- Appendix A: Chronology and Dialect in the Remaining Longer Poems -- Appendix B: The Date of the Battle of Maldon -- Appendix C: Long and Short Inflectional Syllables -- Appendix D: Dating the Early Bede Manuscripts
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 466 pages
Isbn
9780812231571
Lccn
92030918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26543406
  • (OCoLC)ocm26543406

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