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The importance of not being earnest the feeling behind laughter and humor

Author: Wallace Chafe
Publisher: Amsterdam John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009
Series: Consciousness and emotion book series, 3
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView 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 Chafe
ISBN: 9789027241542 9027241546 9789027241528 902724152X 9789027292971 9027292973
OCLC Number: 980997463
Description: 167 p. ill.
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 and emotion book series, 3
Responsibility: Wallace Chafe [aut].

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