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TRANSYLVANIAN SAXON CHARMS AS PART OF OLD GERMANIC FOLKLORE – Andrea Bargan

The present article deals with archaic pieces of folklore, namely with Transylvanian Saxon (TS) charms recorded in the 19th century. The author, herself a speaker of the TS dialect, translated a number of those charms into English and added comments that were meant to indicate connections with similar pieces of the same genre recorded in Germany and England in early medieval times.

Andrea Bargan

Author

Dr Andrea Bargan is Lecturer of English and German Studies and Linguistics. Her work focuses mainly on text linguistics and on cultural studies.

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