Accession Number : AD0666018

Title :   THE NARRATIVE STRUCTURE OF SWINDLER TALES,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Jason,Heda

Report Date : FEB 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The object of the paper is to design a model for the narrative structure of swindler tales. By 'swindler-tale' is meant an oral narrative (prose or verse) about a clever personage who cheats a less clever one in order to win (usually) a small material gain or gratification. The material on which the discussion is based stems from disparate cultures and thus demonstrates the generality of the proposed narrative structure: Africa (Basuto), Amerindian (Kutenai), India (Ceylon), Yemen (Jewish), and Yugoslavia (narrative songs). (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LANGUAGE, *CULTURE), LINGUISTICS, SYNTAX, SEMANTICS, VERBAL BEHAVIOR, ANTHROPOLOGY

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Linguistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE