folkloristics

study of folklore and fables

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  • Folkloristics — is the formal academic study of folklore. The term derives from a nineteenth century German designation of folkloristik to distinguish between folklore as the content and folkloristics as its study, much as language is distinguished from… …   Wikipedia

  • folkloristics — folk·lor·is·tics (fōk lô rĭsʹtĭks, lō ) n. (used with a sing. verb) See folklore. * * * …   Universalium

  • folkloristics — noun The formal academic study of folklore …   Wiktionary

  • folkloristics — folk·lor·is·tics …   English syllables

  • folkloristics — ˌfōkˌlȯrˈistiks noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: folkloristic + ics : the study of folklore …   Useful english dictionary

  • Morphology (folkloristics) — Morphology, broadly, is the study of form or structure. Folkloristic morphology, then, is the study of the structure of folklore and fairy tales. Folkloristic morphology owes its existence to two seminal researchers and theorists: Russian scholar …   Wikipedia

  • Alan Dundes — with a wooden Norwegian statue of a tale called Squeezing the Stone Alan Dundes, (September 8, 1934 – March 30, 2005)[1] was a folklorist at the University of California, Berkeley. His work was said to have been central to establishing th …   Wikipedia

  • Folklore — For other uses, see Folklore (disambiguation). Folklore consists of legends, music, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs, fairy tales and customs that are the traditions of a culture, subculture, or group. It is also the set of… …   Wikipedia

  • folk dance — folk dancer. folk dancing. 1. a dance that originated among, and has been transmitted through, the common people. Cf. court dance. 2. a piece of music for such a dance. [1905 10] * * * Dance that has developed without a choreographer and that… …   Universalium

  • Ethnopoetics — is a poetic movement and subfield in linguistics, and anthropology. It was coined as a term by Jerome Rothenberg in collaboration with George Quasha in 1968, when Quasha asked Rothenberg to create a term using ethnos and poetics on the model of… …   Wikipedia

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