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Humorous Texts : A Semantic and Pragmatic Analysis :  A Semantic and Pragmatic Analysis - Salvatore Attardo

Humorous Texts : A Semantic and Pragmatic Analysis

A Semantic and Pragmatic Analysis

Hardcover Published: May 2001
ISBN: 9783110170689
Number Of Pages: 238
For Ages: 22+ years old

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This book presents a theory of long humorous texts based on a revision and an upgrade of the General Theory of Verbal Humour (GTVH), a decade after its first proposal. The theory is informed by current research in psycholinguistics and cognitive science. It is predicated on the fact that there are humorous mechanisms in long texts that have no counterpart in jokes. The book includes a number of case studies, among them Oscar Wilde's Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Allais' story Han Rybeck. A ground-breaking discussion of the quantitative distribution of humor in select texts is presented.

Prefacep. vii
A cautionary talep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Publicationsp. ix
Peoplep. x
Preliminariesp. 1
The SSTHp. 1
The SSTH's Main Hypothesisp. 1
Scriptsp. 2
The Structure of a Semantic Theoryp. 9
Formal Semantic Analysisp. 9
Inferential Explosionp. 15
Is this a formal analysis?p. 16
The Semantic Theory of Humorp. 17
Overlappingp. 17
Oppositenessp. 18
The Doctor's Wife Jokep. 21
The GTVHp. 22
Language (LA)p. 22
Narrative Strategy (NS)p. 23
Target (TA)p. 23
Situation (SI)p. 24
Logical Mechanism (LM)p. 25
The KRs: Script Opposition (SO)p. 26
The Joke, According to the GTVHp. 27
Outline of the Theoryp. 28
Methodological and metatheoretical issuesp. 30
Competence, not performancep. 30
Semiotics, Text, Narrativep. 32
The role of intuition in humor researchp. 33
Literature Reviewp. 37
The Expansionist Approachp. 37
Chlopickip. 38
Kolekp. 39
The Revisionist Approachp. 41
Holcombp. 41
Wenzelp. 42
Palmerp. 44
A digression: Jolles on jokesp. 45
Semantic Analysis and Humor Analysisp. 47
Semantic and Pragmatic Toolsp. 47
Storage Areap. 47
Contents of the Storage Areap. 48
Scriptsp. 53
How is information added to the storage area?p. 54
The Text Worldp. 57
Surface structure recallp. 58
Summing upp. 59
Beyond the Jokep. 61
Narrative vs. Conversationp. 61
Stand-up routinesp. 62
Joke telling contestsp. 65
Conversationp. 66
Joke cyclesp. 69
Definition of Joke Cyclep. 69
A little historyp. 70
Two generations of jokesp. 70
Recapitulationp. 78
Conclusionp. 78
A Theory of Humorous Textsp. 79
Method of analysisp. 79
Narrativesp. 79
Lines and their Configurationsp. 82
Jab linesp. 82
Punch linesp. 83
Strandsp. 83
Repetitionp. 85
Stacksp. 86
Intertextual jokesp. 87
Bridges and Combsp. 87
A typology of line positionp. 88
No linep. 88
Final punch linep. 89
Episodicp. 90
Mere sequence of jab lines with final punch linep. 91
Bathtub placementp. 91
Humorous Plotsp. 92
Narratives Structurally Similar to Jokesp. 92
Metanarrative Plotsp. 94
Plots with Humorous Fabulaep. 97
Plots with Serious Fabulaep. 98
Humorous disruption and realistic illusionp. 98
Humorous Techniquesp. 99
Coincidencesp. 99
Hyperdeterminedp. 100
General Considerationsp. 101
Diffuse Disjunctionp. 103
Discrete or diffuse disjunctorsp. 103
Register humorp. 104
Literature Reviewp. 104
Register Humor in T. L. Peacockp. 106
Ironyp. 110
Principle of least disruptionp. 112
A contextual-appropriateness theory of ironyp. 114
Reasons for using ironyp. 119
Irony and Humorp. 122
A Passage from Voltaire's Candidep. 123
Case Studiesp. 127
Chuckles Bites the Dust: the opening sequencep. 128
Sexton's Cinderellap. 134
Graphsp. 139
Stacksp. 141
A Merry Discourse of Meum and Tuump. 142
Il nome della rosa: Analysis of one strandp. 148
A text with more than one model readerp. 149
A Serious Novel with a Humor Strandp. 149
Han Rybeck ou le coup de l'etrierp. 150
Overall Analysisp. 151
Schematic representation of HRCIp. 155
The text of Han Rybeck ou le coup de l'etrierp. 157
English Translation of HRCIp. 160
"Lord Arthur Savile's Crime"p. 163
Chapter Ip. 163
Chapter IIp. 174
Chapter IIIp. 176
Chapter IVp. 185
Chapter Vp. 188
Chapter VIp. 199
Further Perspectivesp. 203
A quantitative look at LASCp. 203
General Conclusionsp. 206
Limitations of the Modelp. 207
Primary Sourcesp. 209
Works Citedp. 211
Indexp. 226
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ISBN: 9783110170689
ISBN-10: 311017068X
Series: Humor Research [HR]
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 238
Published: May 2001
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter & Co
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.58