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The Legend of Kosovo
Macedonian Folk Poetry, Principally Lyric
Macedonian folk literature, which has its beginnings in the distant past, developed over a long period of time. Information provided by the Byzantine chronicler Nicephorus (Nikephoros) Gregoras in 1326 is one of the most ...
The Folk Ballad in Slovenia
Slovenia is the western most republic of the Yugoslav federation, bordered by Austria to the north, Italy to the west, and Croatia to the south and southeast. Slovenes are South Slavs and the Slovene language, one of the ...
Yugoslav Oral Lyric, Primarily in Serbo-Croatian
In spite of structural differences, Yugoslav oral lyric represents a unified whole in its genesis. For Yugoslavs, as well as other peoples, lyric song was the first poetic form in their aspirations toward human culture. ...
Enjambement as a Criterion for Orality in Homeric and South Slavic Epic Poetry
One of the most conspicuous consequences of the adding style of oral poetry is a strong tendency for the end of the sentence to coincide with the end of the verse. In other words, a relatively negligible number of overrun ...
Concluding Formulas of Audience Address in Serbo-Croatian Oral Epic
"As a special feature of Serbo-Croatian oral poems, audience address is formulaic to a great extent, so that one can posit a stock of traditional formulas and formulaic expressions. From the standpoint of theme, this stock ...
The Montenegrin Oral Epic in a New Perspective
In his study Putilov advances the opinion that the question of the relationship between history and poetry in Montenegrin oral epic poetry can be resolved by the historical-typological method, which reveals that oral heroic ...
Conceptual underpinnings of policy analysis for rural development
(Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1992-07)
The purpose of this paper is to provide a concise overview of the challenges associated with the breadth of the field and to suggest areas of analysis and analytic devices that would facilitate greater focus in the future.
People left behind : transitions of the rural poor : discussion
(Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1991-07)
The theme of my discussion is that we have seriously underinvested in information and knowledge systems to serve both the needs of the poor and of the practitioners addressing rural development problems. Such problems are ...
Current State of Studies in Oral Tradition in Japan
"Language is deeply related to the personality of its culture, and Japanese is strikingly different from Western languages. The styles of Yanagita and Origuchi are especially emotion-oriented. This quality leads to ...
"Sound Shaping" of East Slavic Zagovory
In this paper, the traditional devices that serve to create the "sound shaping" of a certain speech genre are examined. In particular, we are concerned with the performance of East Slavic zagovory, oral charms that are ...