The Language of Jokes: Analyzing Verbal Play - Interface (Hardback)
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The Language of Jokes: Analyzing Verbal Play - Interface (Hardback)

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Hardback 140 Pages / Published: 01/06/2016
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In this highly readable and thought-provoking book, Delia Chiaro explores the pragmatics of word play, using frameworks normally adopted in descriptive linguistics. Using examples from personally recorded conversations, she examines the structure of jokes, quips, riddles and asides. Chiaro explores degrees of conformity to and deviation from established conventions; the `tellability' of jokes, and the interpretative role of the listener; the creative use of puns, word play and discourse. The emphasis in her analysis is on sociocultural contexts for the production and reception of jokes, and she examines the extent to which jokes are both universal in their appeal, and specific to a particular culture.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138144842
Number of pages: 140
Weight: 259 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm

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