This week in LLI, Lev Blumenfeld will be presenting on “Quantifying metrical easiness”.
For those who want some background on metrics, Lev recommends taking a look
at the beginning of Hanson & Kiparsky 1996, available here:
It’s probably enough to just read the intro and sections 1.1 and 1.2.
Those who want more background on English meters can also read section 1.3.