Publication details [#52753]

Ermida, Isabel. 2008. The Language of Comic Narratives. Humor Construction in Short Stories. (Humor Research 9). Berlin: De Gruyter. xii+261 pp.
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Book – monograph
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This book provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary explanation of the workings of humor in comic short stories, by presenting a narrative comedy model that is pragmatically and semantically, grammatically and stylistically informed. The model is tested on a range of comic short stories of British and American writers.