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Language and Meter in Early English, Dutch, German and Russian iambic Verse

Comparative Literature Studies. 2015. Vol. 52. No. 4. P. 682-703.

Russian verse studies are characterized by a distinctive tradition of applying quantitative methods to analyze poetic texts. The development of this tradition in the late 20th and early 21st century led to the formation of a cognitive poetics that uses methods of modeling processes of versification. This paper extends these methods to the comparative study of the processes involved in the emergence and development of analogous versification systems in different traditions. In particular, this article presents some results of the comparative analysis of .interaction between meter and language in the formation of iambic verse in different languages, English, Dutch, German and Russian.