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STARTING A GAME

  • Janet E. Alton
  • J. D. A. Widdowson
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Abstract

This initial section explores the various ways in which games begin. The introduction first briefly summarises the history of games, and then examines the procedure of “counting out”, “dipping”, and other modes of starting a game, drawing on children’s own revealing accounts. Nigel Kelsey then identifies the various terms used for choosing the central participant in the games.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Janet E. Alton
    • 1
  • J. D. A. Widdowson
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for English Traditional HeritageEdale, Hope ValleyUK

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