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The Importance of Not Being Earnest: The Feeling Behind Laughter and Humor

Wallace L. Chafe - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2007 - 167 pages
This feeling is a mental state in which people exclude some situation from their knowledge of how the world really is, thereby inhibiting seriousness where seriousness would be ...
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Discourse Analysis

Gillian Brown, George Yule - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1983 - 288 pages
Discourse analysis is a term that has come to have different interpretations for scholars working in different disciplines. For a sociolinguist, it is concerned mainly with the ...
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Intonation Units in Japanese Conversation: Syntactic, informational and ...

Kazuko Matsumoto - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2003 - 215 pages
This book explores how speakers of Japanese organize their messages into coherent units as they jointly and interactively construct conversational discourse. Specifically, it ...
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