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ERIC Number: ED120808
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 7
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Defining "Folklore" in the Classroom.
Falke, Anne
Folklore, a body of traditional beliefs of a people conveyed orally or by means of custom, is very much alive, involves all people, and is not the study of popular culture. In studying folklore, the principal tasks of the folklorist have been defined as determining definition, classification, source (the folk), origin (who composed folklore), transmission, variation, structure, meaning and function, and use and application. Folklore study has a definite place in the college student's total education, offering a disciplined examination of nonacademic areas of knowledge which interest students, teaching the nature and uses of primary and secondary evidence, and introducing tools for library research. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (27th, Philadelphia, March 25-27, 1976); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document