Audible Punctuation - Performative Pause in Homeric Prosody

Audible Punctuation - Performative Pause in Homeric Prosody Performative Pause in Homeric Prosody Ronald J. J. Blankenborg

Audible Punctuation focuses on the pause in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, both as a compositional feature and as a performative aspect of delivery, arguing for the possibilities and limits of expressing phrases in performance. Ronald Blankenborg's analysis of metrical, rhythmical, syntactical, and phonological phrasing shows that the text of the Homeric epic allows for different options for performative pause-a phonetic phenomenon evidenced by phonology. From the ubiquitous compositional pauses in sense and metrical surface structure, Audible Punctuation selects the pauses that, under specific phonetic circumstances, double as rests of some duration during a performance. In this way, Blankenborg identifies those places in the verses that a performer of Homeric poetry was most likely to have used as opportunities to pause. The distribution of pauses over Homer's hexameters proves to be irregular and unpredictable because phonological phrases and grammatical clauses differ considerably in the way they terminate. The mismatch of prosodic and other levels of phrasing draws attention to the need to reassess stylistic issues, notably enjambment.
Verwacht 1-7-2019

Specificaties

ISBN
9780674237957
Uitgever
Harvard University Press
Druk
1e
Verschenen
01-01-2019
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
350 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback
Genre
Nederlandstalige literatuur

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