Laughing Matters: A Serious Look at Humour

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John Durant, Jonathan Miller
Longman Scientific & Technical, Jan 1, 1988 - Comic, The. - 136 pages
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Contents

Neuropsychological insights into humour
17
Freuds theory of humour wit and jokes
35
Whats the joke? A look at childrens humour
66
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