Language Of Humour, The

Language Of Humour, The

by Alison Ross
     
 

The Language of Humour:
* examines the importance of the social context for humour
* explores the issue of gender and humour in areas such as the New Lad culture in comedy and stand-up comedy
* includes comic transcripts from TV sketches such as Clive Anderson and Peter CookSee more details below

Overview

The Language of Humour:
* examines the importance of the social context for humour
* explores the issue of gender and humour in areas such as the New Lad culture in comedy and stand-up comedy
* includes comic transcripts from TV sketches such as Clive Anderson and Peter Cook

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415169127
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/26/1998
Series:
Intertext Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Unit 1'Just for a laugh?'1
Unit 2'I say, I say, I say'7
Unit 3The shock of the new27
Unit 4'My mother-in-law...'53
Unit 5'Crikey, that's a hard one!'63
Unit 6Written texts - literature75
Unit 7Spoken humour - television and radio89
Unit 8Stand-up comedy99
Index of terms111
References115

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