[PDF] Download Ð The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren | by ☆ Iona Opie Peter Opie

By Iona Opie Peter Opie | Comments: ( 443 ) | Date: ( Jan 20, 2020 )

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 toFirst 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.


  • Title: The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren
  • Author: Iona Opie Peter Opie
  • ISBN: 9780940322691
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Iona Opie Peter Opie

Iona Archibald Opie is a folklorist of children s literature and verse.



Comments The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren

  • Paul Bryant

    I did some anthropological field work a few years ago right in my own house. My daughter Georgia (then aged 9) and her friend Megan were there and they were in the garden doing some complicated clapping rhymes. I got them to tell me what the words were and I wrote down a few of them just like folk song collector would, so here are my favourites (I wonder if the Opies would immediately recognise them). So these are chanted in unison, not sung, whilst performing various stylised clapping and hand [...]


  • Chelsey

    If you read my book reviews you’re probably going to get some odd ones in here. I’m interesting like that.This book caught my eye…. No, actually it found me, walking past the shelves that are never looked at in the library, the ones I past while walking from the computers in the back, the ones that people only use when the main ones are full. Don’t ask me why I pulled it off the shelves, but upon flipping through it I knew that if I didn’t check it out I’d end up being late for class [...]


  • Harrison

    A big book, read the introduction and then dip into the parts that draw your eye. The structure is well suited for choosing those youthful linguistic treasures that you recall from your own childhood, or that pique your curiosity--sections like "riddles" or "wit and repartee" or "half-beliefs".At its best, this book is like the This American Life episode uncovering children's creative energy at summer camp, or like a beguiling nature documentary laying bare our own souls. Yes, it is like a refer [...]


  • Rosemary

    Iona and Peter Opie, folklorists, studied the private world of British schoolchildren, learning the rhymes, games, stories and culture passed on from children to each, not learned from adults. Published in 1959, the rhymes and games go back in history to the 1600’s, a unique oral history that is full of memories, such fun to read. This is a goldmine, an absolute treasure of childhood.


  • Temaris

    I have been wanting to read this book for years, and this coloured my reading experience. b The authors did not appear to be quite sure whether they wanted to write a discursive anthro text about the tribes and customs of children in Britain, or a careful, fully cited field report. Thismakes for a cluttered read, sometimes swamped with details and authorities,sometimes making a wseeping statement with no backgroundinformation. It's a fascinating book nonetheless. The authors have mostly gone for [...]


  • Robert

    LORE AND LANGUAGE OF SCHOOLCHILDREN is one of two books I found about out while doing late-night searches on a random rhyme I remembered from when I was a kid. Being a lover of history (and also fond of childhood), I couldn't pass this up. While this was written even before my dad, I found that I recognized a good deal of the rhymes and superstitions detailed inside. My favorite parts were the first several chapters, which dealt with the kinds of juvenile rhymes I was looking for, as well as va [...]


  • Cynthisa

    What's so fascinating about this topic is that it is TRANSMITTED culture. That is, culture passed from child to child, rather than from one's parents, family, religion, etc. This type of tradition occurs strongly in American Deaf communities too. (Because most deaf children are born into hearing families, the child isn't exposed to Deaf culture until going off to a resident school for the deaf.) The major emphasis on "mainstreaming" deaf kids into hearing classrooms has lead to an erosion of Dea [...]


  • Ed Skoog

    In the 1950s, folkorists Iona & Peter Opie listened to the songs and chants of the playgrounds of Great Britain, and compiled them in an indispensable study recently re-issued by the equally indispensable NYRB classics imprint (with an introduction by Maria Warner, whose Phantasmagoria is one of my favorite books of 2007). When I get too confused or excited by the arguments of and about contemporary poetry (great articles about which in the new PMLA), and need to find somewhere to start over [...]


  • David Gross

    This book traces slang, game rules, social conventions, superstitions, rhymes, and jokes of schoolchildren in the British isles across generations, making observations as to how this remarkably stable and fertile memetic ecosystem behaves.


  • Anna

    I spent hours poring over this book as a child. Childhood was acknowledged and granted the importance it was due. I felt part of a stream of generations, spread far and wide, learning and passing on secrets and a way of life from one generation to the next.


  • Sara

    Found the book through an aunt who taught first grade. Oral traditions are fascinating & we too rarely investigate children's rich internal lives.


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