From Etic to Emic Units in the Structural Study of Folktales

@article{Dundes1962FromET,
  title={From Etic to Emic Units in the Structural Study of Folktales},
  author={A. Dundes},
  journal={Journal of American Folklore},
  year={1962},
  volume={75},
  pages={95}
}
  • A. Dundes
  • Published 1962
  • History
  • Journal of American Folklore
TRADITIONALLY, the study of folklore in general and folktales in particular has tended to be diachronic rather than synchronic. The emphasis has clearly been upon the genesis and development of folkloristic materials rather than upon the structure of these materials. Folklorists of the late nineteenth century were much more concerned with how folklore came into being than with what folklore was. Genetic explanations were considered sufficient to define the nature of folklore. Thus the solar… Expand
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