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Cognitive Linguistics and Humor Research.


Humour as the killer-app of language A view from Cognitive LinguisticsConstruction grammar and discoursal incongruityIntroduction: Theoretical backgroundDiscourse-based constructions: The state of the artHumorous exploitation of discourse patternsGenre-based constructionsWell established genres: Writing conventions of literary editionsWell established genres: Classroom discourseIndirectly represented oral discourse: Genre blendingIndirectly represented oral discourse: Communities of practiceConventionality triggered by discourse settingsConventionality in couple talkConventionality in “teacher telling off pupils” interactionConclusionsReferencesEmbodied grammar and humorIntroductionEmbodied properties of grammarEmbodied theories of languageThe pragmatics of constructionsImagery in language understandingFunny grammarImagery and humorFurther embodied properties of humorConclusionsReferencesThe humour of exceptional cases: Jokes as compressed thought experimentsIntroductionCategory-juxtaposition and category-subversionStructure of this paperThought experimentationExceptional casesExceptionality and consistencyVerbal humourSubversion of verbal meaningSubversion of conceptual mappingsTrumping: Subversions of figures of speechInterpersonal dimensions of conceptual subversionSubverting cultural stereotypes: A case studyAcquiring a corpus of commonplace similesSubverting listener expectationsSubverting arguments based on stereotypesConclusionsReferencesHumorous MetaphorsFunny MetaphorsMetaphors that describe inherently funny referentsFailed metaphorsUn-metaphorsMixed metaphorsOverdone metaphorsErroneously categorized metaphorsDiscussion of failed metaphorsGeneral discussionMetaphors and humor theoryReferencesA metaphorical perspective on humourA metaphorical perspective on humourA short history of dualism in humour and metaphorDuality in contemporary theories of humour and metaphorThe conceptual metaphor-humour connectionCreative and conventional metaphors about humourLachen - to laughConceptualisations of humour and humorous eventsConclusionReferencesKnow hope: Metaphor, optimal innovation and pleasureIntroduction: Processing modelsOptimal innovation and affectExperiment 1MethodResultsExperiment 2MethodResultsDiscussionGeneral DiscussionReferencesBehavioral complexities in ironic humorIncongruity and Frame-ShiftingIs Frame-Shifting Sufficient?Laughter and Voice in Humor and IronyConclusionReferencesFrame-shifting and frame semantics: Joke comprehension on the space structuring modelPragmatics: What’s that?Space structuring modelThe psychological reality of frame-shiftingSelf-paced reading timesEye movement registrationEvent-related brain potentialsSummaryThe neural substrate of frame-shiftingIntegrationTraditional implementations of framesSub-symbolic implementations of framesGrounded framesConclusionReferencesMetaphor, humour and characterisation in the TV comedy programme FriendsIntroductionConceptual Metaphor Theory (CMT)Blending Theory (BT)Complementary use of CMT and BTGTVHMetaphor and HumourData AnalysisRachelJoeySex is a rock concertConclusionReferencesThe Art of Teasing A corpus study of teasing sequences in American sitcoms between 1990 and 1999IntroductionTheoretical backgroundA socio-cognitive account of meaningTeasingThe corpusAnalysing teasing in 5 parametersParameter 1: The teaserA shift in the receiverA shift in the message: non-actualized teasingA shift in the teaser: indirect teasingParameter 2: The targetParameter 3: The triggerParameter 4: LayeringParameter 5: RelationTwo final examplesConclusion and future researchReferences
 
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