Repetition, Regularity, Redundancy 守屋靖代著 Repetition, Regularity, Redundancy


Hituzi Linguistics in English No.20

Repetition, Regularity, Redundancy

Norms and Deviations of Middle English Alliterative Meter

守屋靖代著 Yasuyo Moriya

菊判上製 定価13,000円+税

ISBN 978-4-89476-683-9




Tables and Diagrams
Scansion Symbols and Typographical Conventions

Chapter 1 Middle English Alliterative Verse and Its Meter
1.1 Studies on OE and ME Versification
1.2 Development of Metrical Studies in Literary and Linguistic Fields
1.2.1 The Classical Method
1.2.2 Musical Notation
1.2.3 Approaches in Modern Linguistics
1.2.4 The Statistical Method
1.2.5 The Theory of Beat Rhythm
1.2.6 Current Status of Metrical Studies
1.2.7 The Definition of Meter
1.3 English Speech Rhythm
1.3.1 Stress Hierarchy and Mobile Stress
1.3.2 Isochrony and Stress-Timing
1.3.3 Full versus Reduced Vowels
1.4 Approaches to ME Versification
1.4.1 Metrical Phenomena Unique to ME Verse
1.4.2 The Role of the Word-Final -e
1.4.3 The Poet, the Scribe, and the Audience
1.4.4 Meter, Scansion, and Performance

Chapter 2 Metrical Norms and Deviations of Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
2.1 Scansion
2.2 The Structure of the Verse Line
2.3 Implications of the Postulated Meters
2.4 List of Metrical Complexity of Patience

Chapter 3 A Comparative Analysis of Cleanness and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Metrical Standard and Idiosyncrasies
3.1 The Basics and the Metrical Template
3.2 Special Metrical Phenomena Observed in Cleanness and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
3.3 Lists of Metrical Complexity of Cleanness and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Chapter 4 The Meter of Pearl : Its Unique Features against Other ME Alliterative Poems
4.1 The Basics for Pearl
4.2 Alliteration and Rhyme in Pearl
4.3 The Offbeat Structure of Pearl
4.4 The Beat Structure of Pearl
4.5 List of Metrical Complexity of Pearl
4.6 The Meter of Pearl

Chapter 5 Rhyme Constraints in Pearl : Reiteration within the Verse Line, the Stanza, the Cluster, and the Whole Poem
5.1 Vowels in Rhyme
5.2 Consonants in Rhyme
5.3 Deviations in Rhyme
5.4 Rhyme within the Stanza
5.5 Rhyme within the Cluster
5.6 Multiple Constraints in the Meter of Pearl

Chapter 6 Alliteration Techniques in Four Alliterative Poems in the MS Cotton Nero A. x
6.1 Excessive Alliteration
6.2 Possible Combinations of Consonants and Consonant Clusters
6.3 Primary and Secondary Alliteration within the Verse Line

Chapter 7 Langland’s Alliteration Techniques in Piers Plowman
7.1 Alliteration within the Verse Line
7.2 Alliteration in Consecutive Lines
7.3 Idiosyncrasies of Langland’s Alliteration

Chapter 8 Excessive Sound Repetition in Three Minor ME Alliterative Poems Composed in the Thirteen-Line Stanza
8.1 Alliteration and Rhyme in the Thirteen-Line Stanza
8.2 Distinctive Features Due to Rigid Alliteration and Rhyme
8.3 Mobile Stress via Two Different Stress Systems

Chapter 9 Revisiting Oakden’s Insights into ME Alliterative Verse
9.1 Reduplication in English Verse and Alliteration in OE Verse
9.2 Innovations in ME Alliterative Verse
9.3 Multiple Forms of Repetitions in ME Alliterative Verse
9.4 Oakden’s Insights into ME Alliterative Verse

Chapter 10 Consecutive Alliteration in ME Alliterative Verse: Sound Repetition over the Verse Line
10.1 Five Types of Consecutive Alliteration
10.2 Combination of Different Types of Consecutive Alliteration
10.3 Frequencies of Five Types in the Major Twelve Poems

Chapter 11 Recurring Alliteration in Consecutive Lines in The Alliterative Morte Arthure
11.1 Consecutive Alliteration in The Alliterative Morte Arthure
11.2 Amalgamated Sound Repetition via Consecutive Alliteration
11.3 The MA Poet’s Deliberation in Consecutive Alliteration

Chapter 12 The Repetition of the Sound r in The Alliterative Morte Arthure: Overt and Covert Repetitions inSuccessive Lines
12.1 Identical Alliteration and Compensation of Weak Alliteration
12.2 Recurring r in Alliteration within the Line and over Consecutive Lines
12.3 Primary and Secondary Alliteration

Chapter 13 Tension between Alliteration and Speech Rhythm in the Meter of ME Alliterative Verse
13.1 Metrical Subordination Rule in ME Alliterative Verse
13.2 Compound Stress Rule in ME Alliterative Verse
13.3 Mobile Stress and ME Alliterative Meter

Chapter 14 Metrical Constraints of the Line End of ME Alliterative Verse
14.1 Beats, Offbeats, and the Final -e Revisited
14.2 Three Patterns to Conclude the Verse Line
14.3 End Rhyme in Addition to Alliteration
14.4 Defamiliarized Language of ME Alliterative Verse

Chapter 15 Alliteration and Metrical Subordination in The Alliterative Morte Arthure
15.1 Flexible Lines between Four-Beat and Five-Beat
15.2 Patterns in Flexible Readings between Four-Beat and Five-Beat
15.3 Rules to Realize Mobile Stress in Certain Collocations

Chapter 16 The Line End and Its Significance in OE Alliterative Meter and ME Alliterative Meter
16.1 The Scansion Method and Issues in Defining the Meter
16.2 Line-Endings of OE and ME Alliterative Verses
16.3 Major Differences between OE and ME Alliterative Lines

Chapter 17 The Meter of The Alliterative Morte Arthure and the Special Position of King Arthur’s Round Table
17.1 Excessive Alliteration and the Repetition of r in The Alliterative Morte Arthure
17.2 The Metrical Make-Up of “the Round Table” in The Alliterative Morte Arthure and Alliteration on r
17.3 Formulaic Patterns of “the Round Table” in The Alliterative Morte Arthure
17.4 “The Round Table” in Other ME Works and the Metrical Template of The Alliterative Morte Arthure


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