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Humorous Structures of English Narratives, 1200-1600.

Author: Theresa Hamilton
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.
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We all have the ability to recognize and create humour. But how do we do it? Salvatore Attardo and Victor Raskin have attempted to explain the workings of humour with their General Theory of Verbal Humor. How well does their theory explain the way humour 'works' in a particular text, and can it provide us with interesting, novel interpretations? By identifying and interpreting the narrative structures that create  Read more...
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Hamilton, Theresa.
Humorous Structures of English Narratives, 1200-1600.
Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Theresa Hamilton
ISBN: 9781443853279 1443853275
OCLC Number: 861081681
Description: 1 online resource (341 pages)
Contents: Table of contents; list of figures; list of tables; acknowledgements; chapter one; chapter two; chapter three; chapter four; chapter five; chapter six; chapter seven; chapter eight; appendix; references; index

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We all have the ability to recognize and create humour. But how do we do it? Salvatore Attardo and Victor Raskin have attempted to explain the workings of humour with their General Theory of Verbal Humor. How well does their theory explain the way humour 'works' in a particular text, and can it provide us with interesting, novel interpretations? By identifying and interpreting the narrative structures that create humour, this study tests the usefulness of Attardo & Raskin's humour theory on ...

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