Language and Metre: Metrics and the Metrical System of Finnish

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Finnish Academy of Science & Letters, Finland, Jan 1, 1986 - Finnish language - 171 pages
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This study seeks to describe the metrics of Finnish as clearly and precisely as possible. It was, however, written primarily for the reader with no knowledge of Finnish or of Finnish poetry, and it mainly concentrates on general metrical theory and associated phenomena. Starting with metrical theory to date and generative metrics in particular the work constructs a general theory of metrics to describe in detail the structure of the metrical system, its variations, possible changes and factors controlling its use. The main theme is thus the relationship between metre and language, and metrics is seen as an integral part of linguistics.

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