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John Benjamins


This essay defines humor, distinguishes between referential and verbal humor, discusses humor and semantics, humor and pragmatics (especially Gricean insights, relevance-theoretic approaches to humor, humor as non-bona-fide-communication, the informativeness approach to jokes, and the two-stage procssing of humor), humor and conversation analysis, the sociolinguistics of humor and computational humor.