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Legenda miejska – między folklorem a wymaganiami nowoczesności
Urban Legend – Between Folklore and Demands of Modernity

Author(s): Beata Duda
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Customs / Folklore, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Western Slavic Languages
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego

Summary/Abstract: Is there a place for communication deeply rooted in oral tradition in the times of visual culture? The authoress is trying to find an answer to this question through an in-depth look at the urban legend – a type of communicate which derives from folklore and constitutes a continuation of traditional, oral records. She has analyzed selected present-day legends with particular consideration of their place in a wide expanse of mass media. Another subject of interest for her is also the level of attractiveness of this type of communications for the recipient – a participant of media discourse.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 131-145
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish