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The naming of fables in the 19th century in Serbia, Poland, and Russia

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Ajdačić Dejan
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Ajdačić, D. (2022) The naming of fables in the 19th century in Serbia, Poland, and Russia. Folk Art and Ethnology, 1 (393), 64–71.


Ajdačić Dejan

Doctor of Philology, Professor, Institute of Classical and Slavic Studies, Department of Philology, University of Gdańsk. ORCID


The naming of fables in the 19th century in Serbia, Poland, and Russia



In Slavic cultures, oral narrators, writers, folklorists use different names for folk narrative genres, so it is necessary to point out the mutual connections and historical changes of these genre names. The semantic motivation of the names of folktales is analyzed from Svetlana Tolstoy’s lecture Lexicon of folklore: metalanguage of folklore, and the names of fairy tales among Serbs, Poles and Russians in the 19th century are considered in collections and studies. under the influence of publishers, folklorists and writers.



narrative folklor, genres, fairy tale, ethnolinguistics, 19th century, history of classification.



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