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The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor

Edited by: Salvatore Attardo

Print publication date:  February  2017
Online publication date:  February  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138843066
eBook ISBN: 9781315731162
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315731162
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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 fields.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  An Overview of Humor Theory Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Humor Universals Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Key Terms in the Field of Humor Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Linguistics and Humor Theory Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Isotopy Disjunction Model Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Puns and Tacit Linguistic Knowledge Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Puns Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Script-Based Semantic and Ontological Semantic Theories of Humor Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The General Theory of Verbal Humor Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Humor and Narrative Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Humor and Stylistics Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Humor and Pragmatics Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Relevance-Theoretic Treatments of Humor Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Teasing Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Politeness, Teasing, and Humor Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Irony and Sarcasm Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Cognitive Linguistics and Humor Research Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Psycholinguistic Approaches to Humor Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Neurolinguistics of Humor Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Conversation Analysis of Humor Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Functionalist Discourse Analysis of Humor Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Corpus-Assisted Studies of Humor and Laughter-Talk Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Laughter Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Failed Humor Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Humor Support and Mode Adoption Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Humor Markers Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Prosodic and Multimodal Markers of Humor Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Humor and Translation Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Audiovisual Translation of Humor Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Humor and Second Language Development Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Computational Treatments of Humor Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Sociolinguistic Approaches to Humor Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Genres of Humor Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Online and Internet Humor Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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