Table of Contents

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Introduction - Background to the project
School Selection - Details of the method of selecting schools, response rates, decile profile of the sample
Pre-testing - Discussion of the piloting process, the problems uncovered and the solutions
Final questionnaire - The questionnaire and the support material sent to schools. pp 20
Data Entry - Outline of the process used for coding and entering the data
Analysis Process - Outline of the general process used to determine which forms should be included in the statistical analysis
Statistical Analysis - Outline of the statistical analysis undertaken
Info about Map - Explanation of the conventions used on the maps and also information about the decile graphs used
Ref Map - A composite map with grid refs marked
Visits - Outline of selection of schools for visits, and interview method and purpose

Analysis of data

1(a) — Tig/Tag/Tiggy - Analysis and some historical information
1(b) — In/it - Analysis and a little historical information
1(c) — Got ya - Analysis includes info on terms to forbid immediate re-tagging
1(d) — Truce terms - Analysis and some historical information
2 — Bullrush - Analysis and a little historical information
3 — Creeping up - Analysis, comment on game cline rather than discrete games, a little historical information
4 — Counting out - Categorisation of counting out rhymes and procedures, analysis
5 — 1st of month - alysis, includes retorts to the traditional verbal rituals
6 — Jinxes - Analysis of rules surrounding jinxes for saying the same thing at the same time as someone else
7 — Rotten egg - Analysis of completions for First/last back to the classroom (etc.) is a …
8 — 1st worst - Analysis of versions of the chant First the worst, second the best…
9 — Bags - Analysis of positive terms for laying claim to something
10 — Bags not - Analysis of negative ‘laying claim’ constructions
11 — No gives - Analysis of ways of refusing to accept an undesired object
12 — No backs - Analysis of ways of refusing to accept back an undesired object you have just given someone
13 — For keeps - Analysis of expressions for specifying whether objects are on loan or permanently given
14 — Movies - Analysis of labels for films
15 — Lollies - Analysis of labels for confectionary
16 — Doubl-/Dub- - Analysis of terms for two people riding on a one-seater bicycle
17 — Munted - Analysis of terms for a damaged bicycle
18ai — Hi - Analysis of greetings
18aii — Address terms - Analysis of terms of address
18b — Bye - Analysis of farewells
19 — Boasting - Analysis of terms for boasting and boasters
20 — Wagging - Analysis of terms for not being at school when you should be
21 — Faker - Analysis of terms for feigning injury to escape sport
22 — Growling - Analysis of terms for being told off
23 — Hey - Analysis of calls for attention and requests to come and look
24 — Cool party - Analysis of words expressing pleasure
25 — Easy - Analysis of words for ‘easy’
26 — Hard - Analysis of words for ‘difficult’
27 — Figjam - Analysis of words of self-praise
28 — Yuck - Analysis of expressions of disgust
29 — It sucks - Analysis of expressions of disapproval
30 — Story - Analysis of expressions of approval
31 — Stuff up - Analysis of expressions for making a mess of something
32 — Shame - Analysis of expressions of shame
33 — Whakama - Analysis of expressions in English of the Maori concept of whakama
34 — It's OK - Analysis of expressions indicating that you are not upset about something
35 — Freaky - Analysis of expressions for being scared
36 — Fun - Analysis of expressions for an enjoyable game
37 —Jock - Analysis of expressions for someone good at sport but not at schoolwork
38 — Nerd - Analysis of expressions for someone good at schoolwork but not at sport
39 — In group - Analysis of expressions for popular groups and individuals
40 — Loner - Analysis of expressions for people with no friends
41 — Label - Analysis of expressions for people who dress fashionably
42 — Gripper - Analysis of expressions for unfashionable people
43 — Skatie - Analysis of expressions for skateboarders
44 — UFOs - Analysis of expressions for new entrants in schools

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Additional data

Gen. abuse - Analysis of terms of general abuse drawn from all questions where they occurred
Gen purr - Analysis of 3 purr words drawn from all questions where they occurred (shot(ty), primo, da bomb)
Intensifiers - Analysis of patterns of intensifiers based on all occurrences in the questionnaire responses
Visit extras - Analysis of additional data from school visits: slang terms for money, words for sofas, duvets, bleeding noses, slaters and daddy long-legs spiders, things that are not "cool", the sense of "Far out!"

Section 7 of questionnaire

S7-Tag variants - Variants on the basic chasing game
S7-Bullrush variants - Variants on the game of Bullrush
S7-Creeping up variants - Variants on the creeping up game
S7 - Ball bouncing - Information about ball-bouncing games
S7 - Skipping games - Rules and rhymes
S7 — Elastics - Rules and rhymes for skipping with elastic loops
S7 - Clapping games - Rhymes and a few attempts at description of movements
S7 - Marbles/kbones - Information about games with marbles and knucklebones
S7 — Hopscotch - Information about rules and layouts
S7 — Skateboarding - Information about names for parts of the board, manoeuvres, etc.
S7 — BMX bikes etc - Information about tricks on bikes, snowboards, roller blades
S7 — Hacky sack - Information about tricks, rules for playing with hacky sacks
S7 -Misc. ball games - Information about other ball games (excluding those with fixed sporting codes)
S7 Misc. non ball-games - Information about other games played which do not use balls


References - References for all the documents on this website