By Walter E.A. van Beek
This examine on Kapsiki-Higi stories compares corpuses of reports amassed over generations. during this oral environment, folktales seem even more dynamic than often assumed, counting on style, functionality and the reminiscence features of the stories themselves. In northeastern Nigeria the writer accumulated those stories two times with a time hole of 2 generations, as a way to examine the dynamics of this oral transmission. The comparability among the 2 corpuses indicates that folktales are a way more dynamic cultural method than is frequently notion. those dynamics have an effect on a few kinds of stories greater than others, mirror social switch and intergroup touch, but in addition rely on features of the stories themselves. Cognitive methods of reminiscence shed gentle on those sorts of transmission, as do functionality features in story telling, specifically ideophones.
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The Transmission of Kapsiki-Higi Folktales over Two Generations: Tales That Come, Tales That Go (African Histories and Modernities) by Walter E.A. van Beek