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The American Concept of Folklore
The Devolutionary Premise in Folklore Theory
Identification and Interpretation
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Aarne-Thompson Alan Dundes American concept American culture American folklore American folklorists American Indian folktales anal analysis anthropological anthropologists appear Arthur attempt basic child Child ballads collecting collector complementary distribution concept of folklore consists contrast cultural relativism definition descriptive element discussion Dorson dream Dundes earth-diver elephant jokes emic ethnography European example fact father feces folksongs folktales Freud function future oriented genres Grail grandmother hero important individual interest interpretation lack latrinalia legend linguistic lore magic superstitions materials means Melville Jacobs metaphor Mordred mother motif motifeme myth mythology nature Negro noted number three Oedipal oral literary criticism origin parents past pattern person Potawatomi present Propp proverb psychoanalytic psychological reference riddle ritual sequence sexual similar specific Stith Thompson story structure study of folklore suggested superstitions symbolic tale type texts theoretical tion traditional trichotomy units verbal versions worldview Yoruba