The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren

First published in 1959, Iona and Peter Opie's The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren is a pathbreaking work of scholarship that is also a splendid and enduring work of literature.

The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren

Author: Iona Archibald Opie

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9780940322691

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First published in 1959, Iona and Peter Opie's The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren is a pathbreaking work of scholarship that is also a splendid and enduring work of literature. Going outside the nursery, with its assortment of parent-approved entertainments, to observe and investigate the day-to-day creative intelligence and activities of children, the Opies bring to life the rites and rhymes, jokes and jeers, laws, games, and secret spells of what has been called "the greatest of savage tribes, and the only one which shows no signs of dying out."

The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren

A comprehensive examination of the world of children when they are by themselves including the omens they observe and their pranks. Bibliographical footnotes

The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren

Author: Iona Archibald Opie

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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A comprehensive examination of the world of children when they are by themselves including the omens they observe and their pranks. Bibliographical footnotes

Lore and Language

Folk - Lore Journal , 2 ( 1884 ) , 311-315 . Nutt , A. , “ Recent archaeological
research II : Folklore " , The Archaeological Review , 3 ( 1889 ) , 73-88 . Opie , I. ,
and P. Opie , The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren , Oxford , Clarendon
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Lore and Language

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Die Neueren Sprachen

aus I. und P. Opies The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren . 2. “ Words and
History ” . Einzelwörter oder ganze Wortfelder können geschichtliche Ereignisse ,
Lebensverhältnisse des Menschen , vielleicht auch etwas von seinem Charakter
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Die Neueren Sprachen

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Vols. 1-5 include a separately paged section "Phonetische Studien. Beiblatt."

The People in the Playground

In the uninhibited language and astonishing inventiveness chronicled in these pages we recognize the games and jokes of previous generations; at once a revelation and a reassurance of continuity, this book offers a unique insight into the ...

The People in the Playground

Author: Iona Archibald Opie

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For nearly forty years Iona Opie worked with her late husband Peter on a notable series of books on the traditional lore of childhood. As part of the fieldwork from 1970 onwards, she visited the local school playground every week. The children accepted Mrs Opie as a regular feature of the playground, a harmless collector of jokes and games. Her aim, however, was to provide the living context of school-lore, rather than the lore itself. She achieved this by writing down events exactly as they happened, and conversationsexactly as they were spoken. The result is a startlingly honest portrait of children at play, at once charming and hilarious, alarming and poignant, and full of infectious vitality. We see games seasons as they come and go, watch ephemeral amusements being devised and forgotten, and see how school-lore evolves and is transmitted. Much fundamental human behaviour is recoreded: the differences in attitudes between the sexes; the boys' irrevocable devotion to fighting andfootball, and their innate kindness; the art of storytelling; the friendships and enmities; the excited interest in sex; the diversity of characters; and above all, the hilarity which pervades the playground, creating entertainment out of trivialities. In the uninhibited language and astonishing inventiveness chronicled in these pages we recognize the games and jokes of previous generations; at once a revelation and a reassurance of continuity, this book offers a unique insight into the world of the child.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood Studies

... to nursery lore, but in the period c.1950–1980 turned to ethnographic methods
in order to document lore, language, ... a series of books, beginning with The
Lore and Language of Schoolchildren (1959) and Children's Games in Street
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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood Studies

Author: Daniel Thomas Cook

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1529721695

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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood Studies navigates our understanding of the historical, political, social and cultural dimensions of childhood. Transdisciplinary and transnational in content and scope, the Encyclopedia both reflects and enables the wide range of approaches, fields and understandings that have been brought to bear on the ever-transforming problem of the “child” over the last four decades This four-volume encyclopedia covers a wide range of themes and topics, including: Social Constructions of Childhood Children’s Rights Politics/Representations/Geographies Child-specific Research Methods Histories of Childhood/Transnational Childhoods Sociology/Anthropology of Childhood Theories and Theorists Key Concepts This interdisciplinary encyclopedia will be of interest to students and researchers in: Childhood Studies Sociology/Anthropology Psychology/Education Social Welfare Cultural Studies/Gender Studies/Disabilty Studies

The Librarian and Book World

... could possibly hope meet and talk individually with 300 people in two - and - a
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Opie , ( Iona and Peter ) . THE LORE AND LANGUAGE OF SCHOOLCHILDREN .

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Radio Times

The lore and language of SCHOOLCHILDREN WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 30
morning and afternoon. Hold your collar Never swallow Never catch the fever ,
Nor your mother Nor your father Nor anybody else . IONA AND PETER OPIE ...

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The Children s Folklore Review

lore Society , ” he discusses the shift of focus away from “ where one was
studying ( to ] more on what one was ... particular the seminal and now classic
publication by Iona and Peter Opie of The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren
in 1959 .

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Hands On Thumbs Up

Secret Handshakes, Fingerprints, Sign Languages, and More Handy Ways to
Have Fun with Hands Camilla Gryski. Bibliography I would like to take this ... The
Lore and Language of Schoolchildren . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 1959 .

Hands On  Thumbs Up

Author: Camilla Gryski

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780201567564

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Explores the many aspects of the hands and what can be done with them, including finger tricks, special handshakes, and various kinds of sign language.

California Folklore Quarterly

Secret Languages of Schoolchildren . " New York Folklore Quarterly 26 ( 1970 ) :
127–52 . Bernstein , B. “ Review of The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren . ”
British Journal of Sociology 2 ( 1960 ) : 178–81 . Bett , H. Nursery Rhymes and ...

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The Economist

The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren HEINEMANN Highlights for Autumn
years old . By Iona and Peter Opie . Oxford University Press . 435 pages . 355 . A
Ambler was PASSAGE OF ARMS Eric Ambler's gripping new novel of suspense ...

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A Wealth of English

linguist Dwight Bolinger ( 1980 ) called one of his books Language – the Loaded
Weapon . ... has been taken from two works : Opie and Opie ( 1959 ) , The Lore
and Language of Schoolchildren ( henceforth LLS ) , and Opie and Tatem ( 1989
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A Wealth of English

Author: Karin Aijmer

Publisher: ACTA Universitatis Gothoburgensis

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