Beowulf Unlocked: New Evidence from Lexomic Analysis by Allison Dennett

Beowulf Unlocked: New Evidence from Lexomic Analysis

byAllison Dennett, Yvette Kisor, Michael D.C. Drout...

Kobo ebook | August 3, 2016

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The most original and ground-breaking work on Beowulf in several decades, this book uses “lexomic” methods that blend computer-assisted statistical analysis with traditional approaches to reveal new and surprising information about the construction and sources of the greatest surviving Old English poem. Techniques of cluster analysis identify patterns of vocabulary distribution that indicate robust similarities and differences among segments of the poem. The correlation of these patterns with knowledge gained from source-study, philological analysis, and neglected previous scholarship sheds new light on the material of which Beowulf was made and the way it was composed. The implications of this investigation for the dating, structure, and cultural context of Beowulf will overturn the current scholarly consensus and significantly improve our understanding of the poem, its nature, and origins.  

Title:Beowulf Unlocked: New Evidence from Lexomic AnalysisFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 3, 2016Publisher:Springer International PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319306286

ISBN - 13:9783319306285