The Language of Beowulf and the Conditioning of Kaluza’s Law

@article{Neidorf2014TheLO,
  title={The Language of Beowulf and the Conditioning 
of Kaluza’s Law},
  author={Leonard Neidorf and Rafael J. Pascual},
  journal={Neophilologus},
  year={2014},
  volume={98},
  pages={657-673}
}
In Beowulf, there are 106 verses in which second compound elements are unambiguously distributed into positions of resolution or non-resolution on the basis of etymological length distinctions that became phonologically indistinct early in the Anglo-Saxon period. The conditioning behind this linguistic regularity (Kaluza’s law) has been the subject of considerable dispute. R. D. Fulk argued that this regularity was phonologically conditioned: the Beowulf poet consistently distinguished between… 

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