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Language of Jokes

Language of Jokes Description:

Using examples from personally recorded conversations Delia Chiaro examines the structure of jokes quips riddles and asides She explores degrees of conformity to and deviation from established conventions the tellability of jokes and the interpretative role of the listener the creative use of puns word play and discourse The emphasis in her analysis is on sociocultural contexts for the production and reception of jokes and she examines the extent to which jokes are both universal in their appeal and specific to a particular culture

Rating: 3.57 out of 5

Translation, Humour and the Media: Translation and Humour Volume 2

Translation, Humour and the Media: Translation and Humour Volume 2 Description:

Translation studies and humour studies are disciplines that have been long established but have seldom been looked at in conjunction This volume looks at the intersection of the two disciplines as found in the media on television in film and in print From American cable drama to Japanese television this collection shows the range and insight of contemporary cross disciplinary approaches to humour and translation br br Featuring a diverse and global range of contributors this is a unique addition to existing literature in translation studies and it will appeal to a wide cross section of scholars and postgraduates

Rating: 3.46 out of 5

Gender and Humor: Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives

Gender and Humor: Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives Description:

In the mid seventies both gender studies and humor studies emerged as new disciplines with scholars from various fields undertaking research in these areas The first publications that emerged in the field of gender studies came out of disciplines such as philosophy history and literature while early works in the area of humor studies initially concentrated on language linguistics and psychology Since then both fields have flourished but largely independently This book draws together and focuses the work of scholars from diverse disciplines on intersections of gender and humor giving voice to approaches in disciplines such as film television literature linguistics translation studies and popular culture

Rating: 3.55 out of 5

Translation, Humour and Literature: Translation and Humour Volume 1

Translation, Humour and Literature: Translation and Humour Volume 1 Description:


Rating: 3.28 out of 5

The Language of Jokes in the Digital Age: Viral Humour

The Language of Jokes in the Digital Age: Viral Humour Description:

This book sets out to provide a fresh overview of the language of jokes and verbal humour in a globalized and digitalized world br br br br Chiaro shows how while on the one hand the lingua cultural nuts and bolts of jokes have remained unchanged over time on the other the time space compression brought about by new technology has generated new settings and new ways of joking and playing with language Covering a wide range of settings from social networks e mails videogames and RPGs computer based Role Play Games to more traditional fields of film and TV especially sitcoms and game shows and advertising this lively book will be essential reading for any student or researcher working in the area of language and humour

Rating: 3.45 out of 5

Between Text and Image: Updating Research in Screen Translation

Between Text and Image: Updating Research in Screen Translation Description:

Over the past decade interest in research on screen translation has increased sharply while at the same time fast moving technological breakthroughs are continually modifying and renewing both products and well established methods of linguistic mediation Thus as more scholars choose to devote their energies to investigating this multi faceted field there is an ever growing need to map out where the discipline stands and where it is going in terms of research br This book sets out to establish the state of the art of this ever expanding field and at the same time to underscore the work of scholars following new paths of investigation both in terms of innovative linguistic mediations being examined and pioneering experimental design br The volume includes descriptions of sophisticated electronic databases and corpora of audiovisual products for the big and small screen and the rationale behind them e g how they are created and programmed for querying technical limitations homogeneity in querying languages Furthermore i Between Text and Image i also includes a number of cutting edge studies in audience perception of audiovisual products i e empirically based viewer centred studies which are still rare yet essential if we wish to gain a thorough understanding of the field br Finally the volume does not fail to ignore examples of original research carried out from both a traditional linguistic viewpoint and from a more cultural perspective

Rating: 3.29 out of 5

Just Like Trisha

Just Like Trisha Description:

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Rating: 3.51 out of 5

Humor in Interaction

Humor in Interaction Description:

This is the first edited volume dedicated specifically to humor in interaction It is a rich collection of essays by an international array of scholars representing various theoretical perspectives but all concerned with interactional aspects of humor The contributors are scholars active both in the interdisciplinary area of humor studies and in adjacent disciplines such as linguistic pragmatics sociolinguistics discourse analysis psycholinguistics gender and translation studies The volume effectively offers an overview of the range of phenomena falling in the broad category of conversational humor and convincingly argues for the many different functions humor can fulfill bypassing simplistic humor theories reducing humor to one function All the articles draw on empirical material from different countries and cultures comprising conversations among friends and family talk in workplace situations humor in educational settings and experimental approaches to humor in interaction The book is sure to become an important reference and source of inspiration for scholars in the various subfields of humor studies pragmatics and socio linguistics

Rating: 3.57 out of 5