Developments in Linguistic Humour Theory

| University of Lodz
ISBN 9789027202284 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027271105 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This volume presents recent developments in the linguistics of humour. It depicts new theoretical proposals for capturing different humorous forms and phenomena central to humour research, thereby extending its scope. The 15 contributions critically survey and develop the existing interpretative models, or they postulate novel theoretical approaches to humour in order to better elucidate its workings. The collection of articles offers cutting-edge interdisciplinary explorations, encompassing various realms of linguistics (semantics, pragmatics, stylistics, cognitive linguistics, and language philosophy), as well as drawing on findings from other fields, primarily: sociology, psychology and anthropology. Thanks to careful overviews of the relevant background literature, the papers will be of use to not only researchers and academics but also students. Albeit focused on theoretical developments, rather than case studies, the volume is illustrated with interesting research data, such as the discourse of television programmes and series, films and stand-up comedy, as well as jokes.
[Topics in Humor Research, 1]  2013.  xiv, 425 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
A view on humour theory
Marta Dynel
I. New humour frameworks and extensions
From perception of contraries to humorous incongruities
Carla Canestrari and Ivana Bianchi
Okras and the metapragmatic stereotypes of humour: Towards an expansion of the GTVH
Villy Tsakona
Signals of humor: Encryption and laughter in social interaction
Thomas J. Flamson and Gregory A. Bryant
Comic nescience: An experimental view of humour and a case for the cultural negotiation function of humour
Dalbir Sehmby
II. New theoretical issues in humour studies
Impoliteness as disaffiliative humour in film talk
Marta Dynel
Giving voice to the studio audience: Ratified and dynamic participation statuses in a television stand-up performance
Sarah Seewoester Cain
Negotiating humorous intent
Henri de Jongste
Perspective clashing as a humour mechanism
Bastian Mayerhofer
Phrasemes, parodies and the art of timing: An interdisciplinary comparison of humour in music and language
Maria Goeth
III. New theoretical approaches to established forms of humour
Decoding encoded (im)politeness: “Cause on my teasing you can depend”
Valeria Sinkeviciute
When does irony tickle the hearer? Towards capturing the characteristics of humorous irony
Marta Dynel
Strategies and tactics for ironic subversion
Tony Veale
Salience, accessibility, and humorous potential in the comprehension of garden path jokes: A probabilistic approach
Bastian Mayerhofer and Annekathrin Schacht
Televised political satire: New theoretical introspections
Diana Elena Popa
“It’s not funny out of context!” A cognitive stylistic approach to humorous narratives
Agnes Marszalek
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