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The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren By Iona Opie

The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren
by Iona Opie

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Looks at the superstitions, practices and beliefs, rhymes and chants, jokes, nicknames and juvenile slang that continue to flourish among children in England, Scotland and Wales. Iona and Peter Opie also wrote "The Singing Game", "A Nursery Companion" and "The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book".
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The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren by Iona Opie

This study looks at the superstitions, practices and beliefs, rhymes and chants, catcalls and retorts, stock jokes, ruderies, riddles, epithets, nicknames and juvenile slang that continue to flourish among children in England, Scotland and Wales. First published in 1959, it discloses a wealth of traditional lore and language. Iona and Peter Opie also wrote "The Singing Game", "A Nursery Companion", "The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book", "The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes", "Children's Games in Street and Playground", "The Oxford Book of Children's Verse" and "The Oxford Book of Narrative Verse".

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About Iona Opie


About the Authors Iona and the late Peter Opie wrote numerous books about children, including Children's Games in Street and Playground, The Singing Game, and A Nursery Companion.

Table of Contents


Just for fun; wit and repartee; guile; riddles; parody and impropriety; topical rhymes; code of oral legislation; nicknames and epithets; unpopular children - jeers and torments; half-belief; children's calendar; occasional customs; some curiosities; friendship and fortune; partisanship; the child and authority; franks.

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GOR001163389
The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren by Iona Opie
Iona Opie
Oxford Paperbacks
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1987-09-01
438
0192820591
9780192820594
N/A
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