Cognitive Linguistics and Humor Research

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Geert Brône, Kurt Feyaerts, Tony Veale
Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG, Jun 16, 2015 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 253 pages
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To what extent can Cognitive Linguistics benefit from the systematic study of a creative phenomenon like humor? Although the authors in this volume approach this question from different perspectives, they share the profound belief that humorous data may provide a unique insight into the complex interplay of quantitative and qualitative aspects of meaning construction.

 

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Contents

1 Humour as the killerapp of language
1
2 Construction grammar and discoursal incongruity
13
3 Embodied grammar and humor
49
Jokes as compressed thought experiments
69
5 Humorous Metaphors
91
6 A metaphorical perspective on humour
111
Metaphor optimal innovation and pleasure
129
8 Behavioral complexities in ironic humor
147
Joke comprehension on the space structuring model
167
10 Metaphor humour and characterisation in the TV comedy programme Friends
191
11 The Art of Teasing
215
Index
243
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G. Brône, Lessius University College, Antwerpen; K. Feyaerts, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; T. Veale, University College Dublin.

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