The Primer of Humor Research: Read First!

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The book is intended to provide a definitive view of the field of humor research for both beginning and established scholars in a variety of fields who are developing an interest in humor and need to familiarize themselves with the available body of knowledge. Each chapter of the book is devoted to an important aspect of humor research or to a disciplinary approach to the field, and each is written by the leading expert or emerging scholar in that area.

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Editorial Reviews

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"To sum up, the volume covers a wide range of topics that arise when one wants to research verbal humor. It is an excellent collection of state of the art papers that introduce empirical and theoretical perspectives of humor research to the reader."Ksenia Shilikhina in: Linguist List 21.445
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783110186857
  • Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
  • Publication date: 5/20/2009
  • Series: Humor Research [HR] Series
  • Pages: 673
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Victor Raskin, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA.

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Table of Contents

Theory of humor and practice of humor research: Editor's notes and thoughts Victor Raskin Raskin, Victor 1

Psychology of humor Willibald Ruch Ruch, Willibald 17

A primer for the linguistics of humor Salvatore Attardo Attardo, Salvatore 101

Undertaking the comparative study of humor Christie Davies Davies, Christie 157

Humor in anthropology and folklore Elliott Oring Oring, Elliott 183

Philosophy and religion John Morreall Morreall, John 211

Literature and humor Alleen Nilsen Nilsen, Alleen Don Nilsen Nilsen, Don 243

Humor and popular culture Lawrence E. Mintz Mintz, Lawrence E. 281

Historical views of humor Amy Carrell Carrell, Amy 303

Computational humor: Beyond the pun? Christian F. Hempelmann Hempelmann, Christian F. 333

The sociology of humor Giselinde Kuipers Kuipers, Giselinde 361

Beyond "Wit and Persuasion"; Rhetoric, composition, and humor studies Tarez Samra Graban Graban, Tarez Samra 399

Applications of humor: Health, the workplace, and education John Morreall Morreall, John 449

Humor and health Rod A. Martin Martin, Rod A. 479

Humor in literature Katrina E. Triezenberg Triezenberg, Katrina E. 523

Communication and humor Dineh Davis Davis, Dineh 543

Verbally expressed humor and translation Delia Chiaro Chiaro, Delia 569

Cartoons: Drawn jokes? Christian F. Hempelmann Hempelmann, Christian F. Andrea C. Samson Samson, Andrea C. 609

Index of authors 641

Index of subjects 661

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