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

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MEMORY IN ORAL TRADITIONS
The Cognitive Psychology of Epic, Ballads, and Counting-out Rhymes

DAVID C. RUBIN

New York Oxford OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 1995

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

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface ix
  • Contents xiii
  • Chapter 1 Introduction 3
  • Notes 13
  • Chapter 2 the Representation of Themes in Memory 15
  • Notes 37
  • Chapter 3 Imagery 39
  • Notes 63
  • Chapter 4 Sound 65
  • Notes 88
  • Chapter 5 Combining Constraints 90
  • Notes 120
  • Chapter 6 the Transmission of Oral Traditions 122
  • Notes 144
  • Chapter 7 Basic Observations on Remembering 146
  • Notes 171
  • Chapter 8 a Theory of Remembering for Oral Traditions 175
  • Notes 192
  • Chapter 9 Epic and Formulaic Theory 194
  • Notes 224
  • Chapter 10 Counting-Out Rhymes 227
  • Notes 252
  • Chapter 11 North Carolina Ballads 257
  • Notes 295
  • Chapter 12 Discussion 299
  • Chapter 13 Epilogue: A Note on the Future 308
  • Note 328
  • References 329
  • Author Index 367
  • Subject Index 377
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