Henri de Jongste
[Topics in Humor Research 9] 2020
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Chapter 11. Concluding remarks
In this chapter, we summarise our findings, and discuss if and how van Dijk’s mental-model based theory of discourse in combination with meaning attribution to other forms of behaviour can explain the workings of a situation comedy like The Office. Further, a number of topics are suggested which might benefit from a mental-model based approach to the inference of the meaning of (communicative) situations. These include both the study of humorous discourse in particular and of discourse and other forms of interaction in general.