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The language of humour

Author: Walter Nash; Randolph Quirk
Publisher: Oxon, England ; New York, New York : Routledge, 2013. ©1985
Series: English language series, 16.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The broad aim of this lively and engaging book is to examine relationships between the linguistic patterns, the stylistic functions, and the social and cultural contexts of humour. The material used in illustration is of corresponding breadth: schoolyard jokes, graffiti, aphorisms, advertisements, arguments, anecdotes, puns, parodies, passages of comic fiction, all come under Dr Nash's scrutiny.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Nash, Walter.
Language of humour
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Nash; Randolph Quirk
ISBN: 9781317887836 1317887832 9781315842097 1315842092 1306345618 9781306345613 9781317887843 1317887840
OCLC Number: 874151528
Description: 1 online resource (198 pages).
Contents: 1. Explaining the joke --
2. Witty compression, comic expansion --
3. The design of the joke : (i) locative formulae --
4. The design of the jok : (ii) the outgrowth of anecdote --
5. Allusion and parody --
6. Likelihoods and logics --
7. Language in its humour : (i) manipulations of meaning --
8. Language in its humour : (ii) the staging of recitals.
Series Title: English language series, 16.
Responsibility: Walter Nash ; foreword by Randolph Quirk.

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The broad aim of this lively and engaging book is to examine relationships between the linguistic patterns, the stylistic functions, and the social and cultural contexts of humour. The material used in illustration is of corresponding breadth: schoolyard jokes, graffiti, aphorisms, advertisements, arguments, anecdotes, puns, parodies, passages of comic fiction, all come under Dr Nash's scrutiny.

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