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Linguistic Theories of Humor
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 426

Linguistic Theories of Humor

So this English professor comes into class and starts talking about the textual organization of jokes, the taxonomy of puns, the relations between the linguistic form and the content of humorous texts, and other past and current topics in language-based research into humor. At the end he stuffs all

Humorous Texts
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 238

Humorous Texts

This book presents a theory of long humorous texts based on a revision and an upgrade of the General Theory of Verbal Humour (GTVH), a decade after its first proposal. The theory is informed by current research in psycholinguistics and cognitive science. It is predicated on the fact that there are humorous mechanisms in long texts that have no counterpart in jokes. The book includes a number of case studies, among them Oscar Wilde's Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Allais' story Han Rybeck. A ground-breaking discussion of the quantitative distribution of humor in select texts is presented.

Encyclopedia of Humor Studies
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 984

Encyclopedia of Humor Studies

The Encyclopedia of Humor: A Social History explores the concept of humor in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. This work’s scope encompasses the humor of children, adults, and even nonhuman primates throughout the ages, from crude jokes and simple slapstick to sophisticated word play and ironic parody and satire. As an academic social history, it includes the perspectives of a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, child development, social psychology, life style history, communication, and entertainment media. Readers will develop an understanding of the importance of humor as it has developed globally throughout history and appreciate its effec...

Understanding Language Structure, Interaction, and Variation
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 373

Understanding Language Structure, Interaction, and Variation

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-03-20
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Understanding Language Structure, Interaction, and Variation is an introduction to the study of language and applied linguistics for students who have had a minimum of exposure to the discipline of linguistics. Using clear, easy-to-understand explanations and examples, this text avoids the in-depth theoretical coverage found in texts written for those who specialize in linguistics or SLA. As a result, this book is perfect for students whose chosen fields require them to be acquainted with the ways language works--such as future teachers, psychologists, sociologists, and anthropologists--but who do not intend to become linguists. The text is also suitable for English or ESL/EFL teachers who n...

Workbook for Understanding Language Structure, Interaction, and Variation, Second Edition
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 88

Workbook for Understanding Language Structure, Interaction, and Variation, Second Edition

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2005
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  • Publisher: Unknown

The Workbook for Understanding Language Structure, Interaction, and Variation, Second Edition, contains 50 exercises and activities that teachers can draw on to help their students familiarize themselves with the contents of Understanding Language Structure, Interaction, and Variation, Second Edition, textbook. The workbook is particularly helpful for students who want or need more practice in the areas of phonetics, morphology, syntax, and semantics.

Quiz Booklet to Accompany Understanding Language Structure, Interaction, and Variation
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 68
Prosody and Humor
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

Prosody and Humor

This is the first-ever book-length collection of articles on the subject of prosody and humor. The chapters are written by the recognized leaders in the field and present the cutting edge of the research in this new interdisciplinary field of study. The book covers a broad range of languages, using several theoretical approaches, ranging from cognitive semantic theories, to discourse analysis, and anthropology. All the contributions are anchored in instrumental empirical data analysis. The topics covered range from humor in conversation, to sitcom scripts, from riddles to intonation jokes, from irony in a laboratory setting to irony occurring in conversation, from friends’ conversations in France, to business meetings in rural Brazil. The unifying theme is the search for markers of the humorous or ironical intentions of the speakers or of the genre of interaction. Originally published in Pragmatics & Cognition 19:2 (2011) and 19:3 (2011).

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 554

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-02-17
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  • Publisher: Routledge

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor presents the first ever comprehensive, in-depth treatment of all the sub-fields of the linguistics of humor, broadly conceived as the intersection of the study of language and humor. The reader will find a thorough historical, terminological, and theoretical introduction to the field, as well as detailed treatments of the various approaches to language and humor. Deliberately comprehensive and wide-ranging, the handbook includes chapter-long treatments on the traditional topics covered by language and humor (e.g., teasing, laughter, irony, psycholinguistics, discourse analysis, the major linguistic theories of humor, translation) but also cutting-...

The Primer of Humor Research
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 679

The Primer of Humor Research

The book is intended to provide a definitive view of the field of humor research for both beginning and established scholars in a variety of fields who are developing an interest in humor and need to familiarize themselves with the available body of knowledge. Each chapter of the book is devoted to an important aspect of humor research or to a disciplinary approach to the field, and each is written by the leading expert or emerging scholar in that area. There are two primary motivations for the book. The positive one is to collect and summarize the impressive body of knowledge accumulated in humor research in and around Humor: The International Journal of Humor Research. The negative motivat...

The Routledge Handbook of the Linguistics of Humor
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 592

The Routledge Handbook of the Linguistics of Humor

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-02-21
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  • Publisher: Unknown

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor presents the first ever comprehensive, in-depth treatment of all the sub-fields of the linguistics of humor, broadly conceived as the intersection of the study of language and humor. The reader will find a thorough historical, terminological, and theoretical introduction to the field, as well as detailed treatments of the various approaches to language and humor. Deliberately comprehensive and wide-ranging, the handbook includes chapter-long treatments on the traditional topics covered by language and humor (e.g., teasing, laughter, irony, psycholinguistics, discourse analysis, the major linguistic theories of humor, translation) but also cutting-...