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Playing with words : humour in the English language

Author: Barry J Blake
Publisher: London ; Oakville, CT : Equinox Pub., 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Humour permeates our lives. People tell jokes, make puns, and engage in witty banter. This book shows how every facet of language is exploited for humour. It covers the subject matter of humour and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blake, Barry J.
Playing with words.
London ; Oakville, CT : Equinox Pub., 2007
(OCoLC)608111359
Online version:
Blake, Barry J.
Playing with words.
London ; Oakville, CT : Equinox Pub., 2007
(OCoLC)631084454
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barry J Blake
ISBN: 9781845533304 1845533305
OCLC Number: 77011553
Description: xii, 181 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The nature of humour --
What do people joke about? --
Where humour is to be found --
Laughs in the lexicon --
Puns --
Gramatical ambiguities --
Jokes --
Wit --
Language in context --
Errors --
Rhymes --
Beyond a joke.
Responsibility: Barry J. Blake.
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