Picture of smart phone in human hand

World leading smartphone and mobile technology research at Strathclyde...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including by Strathclyde researchers from the Department of Computer & Information Sciences involved in researching exciting new applications for mobile and smartphone technology. But the transformative application of mobile technologies is also the focus of research within disciplines as diverse as Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Marketing, Human Resource Management and Biomedical Enginering, among others.

Explore Strathclyde's Open Access research on smartphone technology now...

Telling the numbers : a unified account of syllabo-tonic English and syllabic Polish and French verse

Fabb, Nigel and Halle, Morris (2006) Telling the numbers : a unified account of syllabo-tonic English and syllabic Polish and French verse. Research in Language, 4. pp. 5-30. ISSN 1731-7533

Full text not available in this repository. Request a copy from the Strathclyde author

Abstract

Our theory of meter, Bracketed Grid Theory, begins from the observation that in all metrical traditions, poets must be able to count the number of syllables in the line. We propose a set of rules by which counting is undertaken; these rules permit counting no higher than three, and build a bracketed grid as their output. This is the basis of metricality and is common to metrical traditions which on the surface are very different, such as the syllabo-tonic meters of English verse and the syllable-counting meters of French and early modern Polish verse. As no previous theory of meter has been able to provide a unified account of these different kinds of meter, we believe that we have made a significant advance in the understanding of metricality.