Rhythm and writing
This book is a study of the biology of writing. Rhythm, whether in speech or prose, controls the way a text is physically generated and the way it is psychologically perceived. The study of rhythm opens all language to the same fundamental measure, and from this measure emerges a new understanding of the relationships between literacy, literature, and the ability to write well.
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A Brief History of Rhythm Research
Physical and Psychological Rhythm in Text Production
Linguistic Rhythm and Systems of Stress
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abstract binary meter abstract level abstract stress Achebe alternating prominence applies average basic breath group chapter clitics cognitive rhythm content words context define demoted discuss English entity analysis establish example explain function words Hemingway hierarchical interpretation intuitive isochronous kinesthesis language leaf mold level of stress lexical lexical stress linear linguistic rhythm literary Longer at Ease low style measure metrical umbrella minor breaks Motor Theory normally occur patterns of stress pauses peaks of prominence perceive perception physical rhythm problem prominent stress prose rhythm Psycholinguistics psychological rhythm punctuation reader relational focus relationship rhythm research rhythmical Rule S W W S(trong semantic closure sentence sequence sound properties speech production spoken prose spondaic spondees Stetson's stress pattern structure studies of rhythm stylistic surface level syllables systems of stress text production tick topic trochaic trochees underlying vowel W(eak writing WS or SW WSWW WWSW