London: Longman, 1992. First Printing. Softcover. Octavo, 5-3/8 x 8-1/2", stiff pictorial wrappers, 467pp, references, index Fine. Item #900097
English Language Series Title #18 edited by Randolph Quirk. The author repositions the study of verse metre within a larger context of verse rhythm as a whole and rhythmic cognition in general. Drawing on work in modern music theory, he postulates that our rhythmic response to verse is neither exclusively metrical nor primarily linguistic - but that it is a result of a coordinated interaction of distinct cognitive responses and is related to our response to other rhythmic media.