By Walter E.A. van Beek
This research on Kapsiki-Higi stories compares corpuses of news accrued over generations. during this oral surroundings, folktales look even more dynamic than frequently assumed, counting on style, functionality and the reminiscence features of the stories themselves. In northeastern Nigeria the writer accumulated those stories two times with a time hole of 2 generations, with a purpose to investigate the dynamics of this oral transmission. The comparability among the 2 corpuses exhibits that folktales are a way more dynamic cultural method than is often inspiration. those dynamics have an effect on a few sorts of stories greater than others, mirror social switch and intergroup touch, but in addition depend upon features of the stories themselves. Cognitive methods of reminiscence shed gentle on those sorts of transmission, as do functionality elements in story telling, specifically ideophones.