The Mutability of Meaning: Contextualising the Cumbrian coin-tree

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-59
Number of pages20
JournalFolklore
Volume125
Issue number1
Early online date2 Jan 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2014

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