Humorous Texts: A Semantic and Pragmatic Analysis
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.
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activated Alphonse Allais analysis analyzed antonymy approach aspect Attardo CBTD central strand character cheiromancy cheiromantist Chlopicki Cinderella Consider cotext definition discussion disjunctors disruption doctor example fabula fact false premises frame funny good/bad GTVH hearer Herr Winckelkopf HRCI humor research humorous narratives humorous texts hyperdetermination implicatures incongruity inferences inferential intertextual introduced ironical irony issue jab line Jane's joke cycle Lady Clementina Lady Windermere LASC lexeme lexical light bulb joke linguistics LM reasoning looking Lord Arthur macroscript markers meaning Meta-Jokes metanarrative narratology narrator NIAB non-narrative normal/abnormal Note novel NS irr occur Peacock plot Podgers poem Polalek pragmatic present presuppositions punch line Raskin reader reasoning from false register humor relevant Rybeck script oppositions semantic semantic network sense sentence sequence Spaceballs speaker SSTH storage area structure substrand Sybil take to screw target textual tion utterance vector violation Wenzel's Windermere's words