Attardo, Salvatore. Linguistic Theories of Humor. Series:Humor Research [HR] 1. DE GRUYTER MOUTON. ,95 € / $ / £*. Add to Cart. Attardo, Salvatore. Linguistic Theories of Humor. Series:Humor Research [HR] 1. DE GRUYTER MOUTON. ,95 € / $ / £*. Add to Cart. eBook. Linguistic Theories of Humor has 15 ratings and 0 reviews. So this English professor comes into class and starts talking about the textual organization o.

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The Comic Dimension of Human Experience p. One must have a sense of humor and a sense of seriousness to distinguish what is supposed to be taken literally or not. Andrew marked it as to-read Aug 08, He has authored two monographs Linguistic Theories of Humor,and Humorous Texts,both published attafdo Mouton De Gruyter and a sociolinguistics textbook, co-authored with Steven Brown Understanding Language Structure, Interaction and Tjeories, University of Michigan Press2nd ed,as well as numerous articles on semantics, pragmatics, and humor research.

Among the prevailing types of theories that attempt to account for the existence of humor, there are psychological theories, the vast majority of which consider humor to be very healthy behavior; there are spiritual theorieswhich consider humor to be an inexplicable mystery, very much like a mystical experience. Theinnaing marked it as to-read Feb 12, A violation can also seem benign when one is psychologically distant from the violation or is only weakly committed to the violated norm.

To illustrate their theory, the authors use 7 examples of the light bulb joke, each variant shifted by a single Knowledge Resource. Francis Hutcheson expressed in Thoughts on Laughter what became a key concept in the evolving theory of the comic: Churchgoers are more committed to the belief that churches are sacred and, consequently, were pinguistic likely to consider the church’s behavior benign.


This theory posits, as in Bergson, that human beings accept as real both normative immaterial percepts, such as social identity, and neological factual percepts, but also that the individual subject normally blends the two together in perception in order to live by the assumption they are equally real.

There are many theories of humor which attempt to explain what humor is, what social functions it serves, and what would be considered humorous.

Root cause or epiphenomenon? Dyah Septi Anggraini added it Jan 10, A Comprehensive Guide to the Comedic Event. Sonja rated it liked it Apr 15, He also deals with laughter in relation to human life, collective imagination and artto have a better knowledge of society. Elements of context are in play as reception factors prior to the encounter with comedic information.

S marked it as to-read Jan 03, A Semantic and Pragmatic Analysis. To see what your friends thought of this og, please sign up.

In this essay, Bergson also asserts that there is a central cause that all comic situations are derived from: Copyright c by Raymond M. So this Linguustic professor comes into class and starts talking about the textual organization of jokes, teories taxonomy of puns, the relations between the linguistic form and the content of humorous theoriex, and other past and current topics in language-based research into humor.

An Essay on the Meaning of the ComicFrench philosopher Henri Bergsonrenowned for his philosophical studies on materiality, memory, life and consciousnesstries to determine the laws of the comic and to understand the fundamental causes of comic situations.


Linguistic Theories of Humor

Views Read Edit View history. Hegel shared almost exactly the linguisitc view, but saw the concept as an “appearance” and believed that laughter then totally negates that appearance.

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What Are You Laughing At? Kiki rated it really liked it Apr 03, Consistent with the BVT, people who attended church were less likely to be amused than people who did not. A practical realization of this algorithm needs extensive databases, whose creation in the automatic regime was suggested recently. Refresh and try again. Raskin expands further on his analysis with more jokes, examining in each how the scripts both overlap and oppose each other in the text.

See the talk page for details. Nour Hassan marked it as to-read Feb 25, To some extent it unifies superiority and incongruity theory.

Linguistic Theories of Humor

Thus native speakers will have similar but not identical scripts for words they have in common. Galina Babak marked it as to-read Sep 19, Alberto Prunetti added it Nov 16, Using Humor to Reverse-Engineer the Mind. According to this theory, humor has a pure biological origin, while its social functions arose later.

At the end he stuffs all. This same result arises in a number of paradigmatic cases: