The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor

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The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor presents the first ever comprehensive, in-depth treatment of all the sub-fields of the linguistics of humor, broadly conceived as the intersection of the study of language and humor. The reader will find a thorough historical, terminological, and theoretical introduction to the field, as well as detailed treatments of the various approaches to language and humor. Deliberately comprehensive and wide-ranging, the handbook includes chapter-long treatments on the traditional topics covered by language and humor (e.g., teasing, laughter, irony, psycholinguistics, discourse analysis, the major linguistic theories of humor, translation) but also cutting-edge treatments of internet humor, cognitive linguistics, relevance theoretic, and corpus-assisted models of language and humor. Some chapters, such as the variationist sociolinguistcs, stylistics, and politeness are the first-ever syntheses of that particular subfield. Clusters of related chapters, such as conversation analysis, discourse analysis and corpus-assisted analysis allow multiple perspectives on complex trans-disciplinary phenomena. This handbook is an indispensable reference work for all researchers interested in the interplay of language and humor, within linguistics, broadly conceived, but also in neighboring disciplines such as literary studies, psychology, sociology, anthropology, etc. The authors are among the most distinguished scholars in their more

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  • Hardback | 540 pages
  • 171 x 248 x 33.02mm | 1,066g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed.
  • 8 Line drawings, black and white; 38 Tables, black and white; 3 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138843067
  • 9781138843066

About Salvatore Attardo

Salvatore Attardo is Dean of the College of Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts at Texas A&M University-Commerce, USA. His publications include two monographs on humor, two collections of essays on the linguistics of humor, and the Encyclopedia of Humor Studies. He was Editor-in-Chief of HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research for 10 more

Table of contents

Introduction Salvatore Attardo An Overview of Humor Theory Cristina Larkin-Galinanes Humor Universals Annarita Guidi Key Terms in the Field of Humor Christian F. Hempelmann Linguistics and Humor Theory Salvatore Attardo and Victor Raskin The Isotopy Disjunction Model Amal Aljared Puns and Tacit Linguistic Knowledge Debra Aarons Puns: Taxonomy and Phonology Christian F. Hempelmann and Tristan Miller Script-Based Semantic and Ontological Semantic Theories of Humor Victor Raskin The General Theory of Verbal Humor Salvatore Attardo Humor and Narrative Wladyslaw Chlopicki Humor and Stylistics Paul Simpson and Derek Bousfield Humor and Pragmatics Salvatore Attardo Relevance-Theoretic Treatments of Humor Francisco Yus Teasing Michael Haugh Politeness, Teasing, and Humor Maria Shardakova Irony and Sarcasm Herbert L. Colston Cognitive Linguistics and Humor Research Geert Brone Psycholinguistic Approaches to Humor Belem G. Lopez and Jyotsna Vaid Neurolinguistics of Humor Hsueh-Chih Chen, Yu-Chen Chan, Ru-Huei Dai, Yi-Jun Liao, and Cheng-Hao Tu Conversation Analysis of Humor Phillip Glenn and Elizabeth Holt Functionalist discourse analysis of humor Stephanie Schnurr and Barbara Plester Corpus-assisted studies of humor and laughter-talk Alan Partington Laughter Jurgen Trouvain and Khiet P. Truong Failed Humor Nancy Bell Humor Support and Mode Adoption Juanita M. Whalen and Penny M. Pexman Humor markers Christian Burgers and Margot van Mulken Prosodic and Multimodal Markers of Humor Elisa Gironzetti Humor and Translation Delia Chiaro Audiovisual Translation of Humor Chiara Bucaria Humor and Second Language Development Nancy Bell Computational Treatments of Humor Julia Taylor Sociolinguistic Approaches to Humor Catherine E. Davies Genres of humor Villy Tsakona Online and Internet Humor Eric Weitzshow more

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