Andrew Cooper


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Works at Department of English
Telephone 08-16 35 95
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 E, plan 8
Room E 815
Postal address Engelska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm


 I‘m working on developing a grammar of Old English verse, in order to show how syntactic, metrical and phonotactic constraints interact to produce the features which differentiate verse texts from comparable prose texts, particularly word order phenomena.

To do this, I am combining corpus study techniques with a philological approach, as well as developing an analysis of the Old English metrical template which is compatible both with modern generative theory and the detailed findings of the long history of statistical studies of 'Beowulf' and the tradition it represents.

Last updated: August 14, 2018

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