|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Credit points, number of lectures||
|E-courses||Folk2011: Analysis of the Folklore Texts|
|Course annotation||During the lectures and seminars different kinds of folklore texts are discussed: spoken text and written text, verbal text and sign text. Various research methods (formal, structural, linguistic, semantic, etc.) revealing the specifics of different genres of Latvian folklore, such as folk songs, fairy tales, riddles, beliefs, incantations, proverbs and sayings, are covered.
|Results||On successful completion of the course students have acquired knowledge of the most important genres of Latvian folklore, are able to carry out practical genre analysis. Students have mastered text comparison skills.
|Course plan||1. Sacred and profane language in folklore. (L2)
2. Formulae and their functions in the texts of Daina, incantations, fairy tales. Asyndeton, (L4, S2)
3. Folk poetry. The metrics and poetics of folk songs. (L4, S2)
4. The s.c. short genres of folklore: proverbs, sayings, riddles, incantations etc. (L4, S4)
5. Fairy tales and legends. (L4, S2)
6. Folklore in contemporary life. (L2, S2)
|Requirements for obtaining credit points||Completion of tasks at the seminars (30%), a report (6-10 pages)on the topic chosen demonstrating the author’s skills to analyze folklore texts and provide the theoretical background of the problem (20%), written examination (50%).
|Study programmes||Baltic Philology|