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Folkstories of preschool and younger school age children
Kosíková, Tereza ; Klusák, Miroslav (advisor) ; Viktorová, Ida (referee)
This bachelor thesis deals with fictional stories, so called folkstories, told by preschool and early school-age children, that is children from two to ten years of age. This heuristically oriented study is conceived as replication of a research conducted by Brian Sutton-Smith, who, together with a team of co-workers, examined children's folkstories from different aspects and published his theoretical basis together with a collection of stories as "The Folkstories of Children" in 1981. The empirical material of this thesis consists of a collection of 159 fictional stories. These stories were sorted by genre using an explicit controllable method. Due to a different analysis method, which Sutton-Smith did not deal with in his work, this thesis defines and create your own seven classes of genres: right fantasy stories, false fantasy stories, adventure story, descriptive story, worldly stories, wish-fulfilling stories and descriptive stories. . The results of the categorization folkstories were subject to developmental inquiry and answers were sought as to whether genres prove a developmental gradient and gender differences. At the same time, personal orientation tendencies were examined, that is inclinations to a certain genre in individual children. The analysis indicates an age gradient in the use...

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