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Dégh, Linda

LC control no.n 79139105
Descriptive conventionsrda
Personal name headingDégh, Linda
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Associated countryHungary
United States
Birth date1920-03-18
Death date2014-08-19
Place of birthBudapest (Hungary)
Place of deathBloomington (Ind.)
Field of activityLegends Identity (Philosophical concept)
AffiliationIndiana University, Bloomington. Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology
Indiana University. Folklore Institute
Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem
Pázmány Péter Katolikus Egyetem
Profession or occupationAuthors Editors College teachers Folklorists
Found inHer A szabadságharc népköltészete, 1952.
Info. converted from 678, 2012-10-02 (b. 3/18/20)
NSZL in VIAF, January 12, 2016 (hdg.: Dégh, Linda 1920- ; folklorist), viewed 8 Apr. 2022 (Linda Dégh; folklorist and professor of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University, Bloomington; well known for her work with legends, identity, and both rural and urban communities in Europe and North America; applied the concept of ostension to the study of contemporary legends; in 2004, as professor emerita at Indiana University, she was awarded the AFS Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award; born 18 March 1918 in Budapest, Hungry; died in Indiana on 19 August 2014; earned degree from Péter Pázmány University; taught in the folklore department at Eötvös Loránd University before she began teaching at the Folklore Institute of Indiana University, Bloomington in 1965; founder and editor of the journal Indiana Folklore from 1968-1980; published 18 books and wrote over 200 articles and essays)
Journal of American Folklore, Spring 2015: page 222 (Linda Dégh; passed away at her home in Bloomington, Indiana on August 19, 2014; born March 18, 1918, in Budapest Hungry; became an Indiana University Distinguished Professor of Folklore and Ethnomusicology in 1982)
Associated languagehun eng