The Sound of Literature

Aspects of Language and Style in The Owl and the Nightingale

  • Kiyoaki KIKUCHI / 2016.2
  • JPY 7,500 / A5 size, hardcover, 216 pages
  • bookdesign: Haruo MATSUDA (Creative Concept)

(ISBN 9784861104886)

Table of contents

Introduction: The Historical Setting of the Poem
Chapter I: A Comparative Study of The Owl and the Nightingale and The Thrush and the Nightingale
Chapter II: A Stylistic Approach to the Characters in The Owl and the Nightingale
Chapter III: Some Aspects of Colloquial Speech
Chapter IV: Repetition in The Owl and the Nightingale
Chapter V: Aspects of Repetitive Word Pairs
Chapter VI: Conclusion: Colloquialisms, Language of Law and the Dynamics of Aural Literature


Professor of English philology in the Faculty of English and American Literature at Rikkyo University, Tokyo. He is the author of “Studies in Medieval English Language and Literature I: Aspects of Middle English” (2015) as well as articles on the Gawain-poet and Chaucer. Ph.D.(Osaka University).

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