Publication details [#58854]

Maemura, Yu. 2014. Humor and laughter in Japanese groups: The kuuki of negotiations. Humor 27 (1) : 103–119.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This study of naturally occurring humor and laughter types in simulated, task-oriented, Japanese negotiations in conflict situations, unveils that this humor use can be accounted for by its suitability in relation to the implicitly fixed kuuki concept of a social situation, a concept ruling Japanese conversations in general.