Cultures and Traditions of Wordplay and Wordplay Research

Cultures and Traditions of Wordplay and Wordplay Research


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783110586343
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publication date: 10/22/2018
Series: Dynamics of Wordplay Series , #6
Pages: 299
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Esme Winter-Froemel, University of Trier, Germany; Verena Thaler, University of Mannheim, Germany.

Table of Contents

The dynamics of wordplay and wordplay research Esme Winter-Froemel Verena Thaler Alex Demeulenaere 1

I New perspectives on the dynamics of wordplay

Words making love together: Dynamics of metaphoric creativity Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr. 23

The dynamics of wordplay and the modern novel: A paired case study Dirk Delabastita 47

Wor(l)dplay: Reflections on a writing-experience Astrid Poier-Bernhard 75

II Approaches to wordplay and verbal humor

Universals in puns and humorous wordplay Salvatore Attardo 89

The phonetics of ambiguity: A study on verbal irony Angelika Braun Astrid Schmiedel 111

Exercises in wile Joshua T. Katz 137

III Traditions of wordplay in different social and cultural settings

One does not simply process memes: Image macros as multimodal constructions Eline Zenner Dirk Geeraerts 167

Wordplay as a means of post-colonial resistance Gesa Schole 195

Examples and poetics of wordplay in Han Shaogong's language-reflective novel A Dictionary of Maqiao Monika Schmitz-Emans 217

Wordplay and baroque linguistic ideas Natalia Filatkina Claudine Moulin 235


List of contributions and abstracts 261

Index 275

List of contributors 279

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