Memory in Oral Traditions: The Cognitive Psychology of Epic, Ballads, and Counting-out Rhymes

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Overview

In this groundbreaking work, cognitive psychologist David C. Rubin offers for the first time an accessible, comprehensive examination of what such traditions can tell us about the complex inner workings of human memory. Splendidly written and farsighted.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195082111
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/30/1995
  • Pages: 400
  • Lexile: 1370L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.46 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 3
2 The Representation of Themes in Memory 15
3 Imagery 39
4 Sound 65
5 Combining Constraints 90
6 The Transmission of Oral Traditions 122
7 Basic Observations on Remembering 146
8 A Theory of Remembering for Oral Traditions 175
9 Epic and Formulaic Theory 194
10 Counting-out Rhymes 227
11 North Carolina Ballads 257
12 Discussion 299
13 Epilogue: A Note on the Future 308
References 329
Author Index 367
Subject Index 377
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