The Music, or Melody and Rhythmus of Language (1818)

The Music, or Melody and Rhythmus of Language (1818)

Hardback280pp208x135mm

9783487042626     Product Code: 507271

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James Chapman’s textbook is his ‘synopsis’, with examples from literature and a notation based on music, of Joshua Steele’s Prosodia Rationalis (1775), which argued that English shared the same accidents of speech – accent emphasis, pause, force and quality of sound – as ancient Greek and Latin. Facsimile reprint. No jacket.

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