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Meaning and humour

Author: Andrew Goatly
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Key topics in semantics and pragmatics.
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"How are humorous meanings generated and interpreted? Understanding a joke involves knowledge of the language code (a matter mostly of semantics) and background knowledge necessary for making the inferences to get the joke (a matter of pragmatics). This book introduces and critiques a wide range of semantic and pragmatic theories in relation to humour, such as systemic functional linguistics, speech acts, politeness  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Goatly, Andrew, 1950-
Meaning and humour.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011037330
(OCoLC)751250793
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Goatly
ISBN: 9781139379762 1139379763 1280774886 9781280774881 9780511791536 0511791534
OCLC Number: 796936504
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 361 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Meaning in the language system: aspects of form and meaning --
3. Semantics and conceptual meaning of grammar --
4. Semantics and the conceptual meaning of lexis --
5. Personal, social and affective meanings --
6. Textual meaning and genre --
7. Metaphor and figures of speech --
8. Pragmatics, reference and speech acts --
9. Pragmatics: co-operation and politeness --
10. Relevance theory, schemas and deductive inference --
11. Lexical priming: information, collocation, predictability and humour.
Series Title: Key topics in semantics and pragmatics.
Responsibility: Andrew Goatly.

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Introduces and critiques a wide range of semantic and pragmatic theories in relation to humour.  Read more...

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'Humour is not always easy to understand, semantics is hard to grasp. Adroitly enunciating, Andrew Goatly mixes and matches, with a careful touch, and both teaches and captivates his readers.' Read more...

 
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