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The Resource Counting-out rhymes : a dictionary, edited by Roger D. Abrahams and Lois Rankin

Counting-out rhymes : a dictionary, edited by Roger D. Abrahams and Lois Rankin

Label
Counting-out rhymes : a dictionary
Title
Counting-out rhymes
Title remainder
a dictionary
Statement of responsibility
edited by Roger D. Abrahams and Lois Rankin
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Counting-out rhymes are used by children between the ages of six and eleven as a special way of choosing it and beginning play. They may be short and simple ("O-U-T spells out/And out goes you") or relatively long and complicated; they may be composed of ordinary words, arrant nonsense, or a mixture of the two. Roger D. Abrahams and Lois Rankin have gathered together a definitive compendium of counting-out rhymes in English reported to 1980. These they discovered in over two hundred sources from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including rhymes from England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Representative texts are given for 582 separate rhymes, with a comprehensive listing of sources and variants for each one, as well as information on each rhyme's provenience, date, and use. Cross-references are provided for variants whose first lines differ from those of the representative texts. Abrahams's introduction discusses the significance of counting-out rhymes in children's play. Children's folklore and speech play have attracted increasing attention in recent years. Counting-Out Rhymes will be a valuable resource for researchers in this field.
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Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
398.8
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
GR485
LC item number
.C68
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • dictionaries
Series statement
Publications of the American Folklore Society, bibliographical and special series
Series volume
v. 31 [i.e. 33]
Label
Counting-out rhymes : a dictionary, edited by Roger D. Abrahams and Lois Rankin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 233-243
Control code
5563909
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 243 p.
Isbn
9780292710573
Lccn
79022260 //r862
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Wilfred and Bridget Webb, 1990 (SW Writers Access. No. 90-050). With dust jacket.
Label
Counting-out rhymes : a dictionary, edited by Roger D. Abrahams and Lois Rankin
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 233-243
Control code
5563909
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 243 p.
Isbn
9780292710573
Lccn
79022260 //r862
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Wilfred and Bridget Webb, 1990 (SW Writers Access. No. 90-050). With dust jacket.

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