Fabb, Nigel (2003) Metrical rules and the notion of ‘maximum’ : a reply to Derek Attridge. Language and Literature, 12 (1). pp. 73-80. ISSN 0963-9470Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
Attridge (2003) is in effect an argument against generative metrics, focusing on the notion of ‘stress maximum’. He argues that ‘stress maximum’ is inadequate on its own terms, which I will show is incorrect when we use a fuller definition (based on the original definition from Halle and Keyser, 1966). His solution is to present metre as control directly over the phonetics of the text, but I will show that metre controls metrical elements (maxima) rather than phonetic elements (stressed syllables).
|Keywords:||generative metrics, stress maximum, phonetics, syllables, Language and Literature, Linguistics and Language, Language and Linguistics, Literature and Literary Theory|
|Subjects:||Language and Literature|
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Humanities > English|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||12 Jun 2012 14:46|
|Last modified:||04 May 2016 22:03|