9780195120325-0195120329-Memory in Oral Traditions: The Cognitive Psychology of Epic, Ballads, and Counting-out Rhymes

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

ISBN-13: 9780195120325
ISBN-10: 0195120329
Author: Rubin, David C.
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 400 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780195120325
ISBN-10: 0195120329
Author: Rubin, David C.
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 400 pages

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Acknowledged authors Rubin, David C. wrote Memory in Oral Traditions: The Cognitive Psychology of Epic, Ballads, and Counting-out Rhymes comprising 400 pages back in 1997. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0195120329 and 9780195120325. Since then Memory in Oral Traditions: The Cognitive Psychology of Epic, Ballads, and Counting-out Rhymes textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Long studied by anthropologists, historians, and linguists, oral traditions have provided a wealth of fascinating insights into unique cultural customs that span the history of humankind. 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. Focusing in particular on their three major forms of organization--theme, imagery, and sound pattern--Rubin proposes a model of recall, and uses it to uncover the mechanisms of memory that underlie genres such as counting-out rhymes, ballads, and epics. The book concludes with an engaging discussion of how conversions from oral to written communication modes can predict how cutting-edge computer technologies will affect the conventions of future transmissions. Throughout, Rubin presents the results of important original research as well as new perspectives on classical subjects. Splendidly written and farsighted, Memory in Oral Traditions will be eagerly read by students and researchers in areas as diverse as cognitive psychology, literary studies, classics, and cultural anthropology.

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