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The Mutability of Meaning: Contextualising the Cumbrian coin-tree

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages20
Pages (from-to)40-59
JournalFolklore
Journal publication date4 Apr 2014
Volume125
Issue1
Early online date2 Jan 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2014

Abstract

This paper examines the mutability of the ‘meaning’ of folklore, as articulated by Lauri Honko. It aims to illustrate the amorphous and ambiguous nature of customs and traditions by considering the multiple ‘meanings’ ascribed to a contemporary British folkloric custom: the Cumbrian coin-tree.

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Folklore on 4 April 2014, available online:http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0015587X.2013.837316.

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