Linear Theory of Humor (IDM); The analysis of puns by Attardo; Humour and ‘ Linguistic theories’ is a conditional name for the theories I aim to introduce here. 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. Linguistic theories of humor. Citation. Attardo, S. (). Humor research, 1. Linguistic theories of humor. Hawthorne, NY, US: Mouton de Gruyter.

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Mim marked it as to-read Mar 27, The results show that humour in these humoor is a device of persuasion since the main aim of the process of flouting Grice Maxims by the rhetorical figures of speech is to achieve persuasion.

This is meant to be and indeed is the first textbook on the linguistics of linguistics of humor, which is made clear by its layout: Thus the definition proposed by Attardo indeed seems to be able to gain new ground, although naturally a lot more research is needed to formalize and give further support to his hypothesis.

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Linguistic Theories of Humor

Overall, the significance of the book cannot be overestimated. The Best Books of Ionela Boiciuc rated it it was amazing Oct 14, In chapter 7, Attardo probes into register-based humor and, having discussed various possible criteria for the definition of register subject matter, linguistic fea- tures, social roles or fields of discourse and pointed out the lack of discrete bound- aries between registers and subregisters, he claims that it is not easy to define regis- ter using classical categorization.


He claims that “clustering of atyardo around prototypical features will leave ’empty’ spaces around them, which are regions of linguistic use that cannot easily be characterized huumor terms of registers” pp.

Return to Book Page. What differentiates it from a joke is primarily the multilayered structure, which the spreading activation model seems to be able to handle more directly than script theory. Sandy Alford marked it as to-read Aug 08, To ask other readers questions about Linguistic Theories of Humorplease sign up.

Lists with This Book. The speakers are aware of the unreality of this equation, and it is done in the same playful, make-believe spirit of jokes” p.

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Nour Hassan marked it as to-read Feb 25, Joke similarity and joke represen- tation model. Click here to sign up.

Published February 1st by Walter de Gruyter first published January 1st Attardo has made an outstanding contribution to linguistic research on humor, both due to the clarity and orderliness of his discussion of previous approaches, as well as to the originality of his postulates; I am quite certain the book will soon become a classic textbook on the subject.

Inna marked it as to-read May 23, References Attardo, Salvatore, Chapter 1 contains a survey of the literature and is exceptional in the care that the author takes to be explicit about the important reason for which he felt it necessary to write it and the book itself, as the survey of available scholarship is not confined to chapter 1: What is important here is that register humor is ‘weakly acti- vated’ and thus does not prevent the serious message from getting through.


Charlie Chaplin Adolphe Nysenholc. This discussion is interesting and highly compatible with the research into iconicity, which is fashionable in cognitive linguistics nowadays, although one cannot really see an appropriate place for this line of argument at least in its present form within the thdories of the whole book. Alberto Prunetti added it Nov 16, Skip linguiistic main content. Bhibhi Bee marked it as to-read Mar 29, Furthermore, since the factual information con- veyed by humor is mainly to be found in its presuppositional basis that’s why it is called here a secondary social function, in contrast to primary functions of humor, such as social management or ‘decommitment’Attardo suggests that the BF and NBF modes should be placed “on a continuum on which the hearer and the speaker negotiate the level of factual information conveyed by the humorous text on the basis of contextual evidence” p.

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Sonja rated it liked it Apr 15, Tebbeb marked it as to-read Mar 13, Galina Babak marked it as to-read Sep 19, Humour hummor is not spiritual is of no significance to religion. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.