Linguistic Theories of Humor

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Walter de Gruyter, 1994 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 426 pages
This book provides an overview of past and current language-based research in the area of humor. IT studies, inter alia, problems of the textual organization of jokes, the taxonomy of puns, and the relation between the (linguistic) form and content of humorous texts. IT attempts to place various approaches to verbal humor in the context of broader linguistic theory. THe volume contains a substantial bibliography which facilitates access to this developing field of investigation.
 

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Contents

Survey of the Literature
14
The Linear Organization of the Joke
60
The Analysis of Puns
108
Resolution in Puns
143
Semiotic and Text Theories
174
Scriptbased Theories
195
Registerbased Humor
230
Nonjoke Humor Texts
254
The Cooperative Nature of Humor
271
Humor in Context
293
Directions in Humor Research
332
Appendices
388
B List of Acronyms
400
Index of Subjects
412
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