Incongruity-resolution cases in jokes

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Title: Incongruity-resolution cases in jokes
Authors: Yus, Francisco
Research Group/s: Inglés Profesional y Académico (IPA)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Filología Inglesa
Keywords: Incongruity | Resolution | Jokes | Humor | Relevance theory | Frame
Knowledge Area: Filología Inglesa
Issue Date: Oct-2017
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Lingua. 2017, 197: 103-122. doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2017.02.002
Abstract: The incongruity-resolution model is one of the most popular theories that propose an explanation for the strategies underlying humorous texts. In this paper, a taxonomy of incongruity-resolution Cases is proposed according to a relevance-theoretic stance. Then, the extent to which these Cases are exhaustive enough to cover the whole range of possible incongruity-resolution patterns is checked with a corpus of jokes. Furthermore, an analysis is carried out concerning the implications of matching certain kinds of jokes with specific Cases of the taxonomy. Some conclusions on their pragmatic quality and their overall humorous effects are also drawn.
Sponsor: This research was supported by FFI2015-64540-C2-1-P Project (Genhumid), a coordinate project funded by the Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad.
ISSN: 0024-3841 (Print) | 1872-6135 (Online)
DOI: 10.1016/j.lingua.2017.02.002
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
Peer Review: si
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