If a student takes the whole series of my folklore courses including the graduate seminars, he or she should learn something about fieldwork, something about bibliography, something about how to carry out library research, and something about how to publish that research.Alan Dundes
The study of folklore is largely the study of particular folklore genres: myth, folktale, legend, ballad, proverb, riddle, superstition, etc.Alan Dundes
Future orientation is combined with a notion and expectation of progress, and nothing is impossible.Alan Dundes
Das Licht ist schneller als der Schall. Deshalb brillieren manche Menschen - bis man sie sprechen hört.
Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.Dummheit, Lustige SprücheAlan Dundes
Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures, for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children, not grandparents.Alan Dundes