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The importence of not being earnest : the feeling behind laughter and humor

Author: Wallace L Chafe
Publisher: Amsterdam : John Benjamins, 2009.
Series: Consciousness & Emotion Book Series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
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Examines the ways in which the feeling behind the laughter is elicited by both humorous and nonhumorous situations. This title illustrates the creation of humor in several folklore genres and across  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wallace L Chafe
OCLC Number: 851339587
Description: 191 p. : gráf. ; 20 cm.
Contents: 1. Preface; 2. Symbols Used in Transcribing Laughter; 3. Introduction; 4. Part One: How we laugh; 5. The essential ingredients of laughter; 6. Varieties of laughter; 7. Laughing while speaking; 8. Beyond the vocal tract; 9. Part Two: Why we laugh; 10. The feeling of nonseriousness; 11. Nonseriousness without humor; 12. Unplanned humor; 13. Planned humor in oral traditions; 14. Planned humor in writing; 15. Humor in other cultures; 16. Part Three: Pulling things together; 17. Recapitulation; 18. Reconciliation with other studies; 19. Coda; 20. References; 21. Index
Series Title: Consciousness & Emotion Book Series.
Responsibility: Wallace Chafe.

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