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Root cause or epiphenomenon?

According to this theory, humor has a pure biological origin, while its social functions arose later. Humor is evoked when a trigger at the end of the joke, the punch linecauses the audience to abruptly shift its understanding from the primary or more humoour script to the secondary, opposing script.

A realization of this algorithm in neural networks [41] justifies naturally Spencer’s hypothesis on the mechanism of laughter: This view has been defended by Latta and by Brian Boyd Risti is currently reading it Oct 01, He has authored two monographs Linguistic Theories of Humor,and Humorous Texts,both published by Mouton De Gruyter and a sociolinguistics textbook, co-authored with Steven Brown Linguisitc Language Structure, Interaction and Variation, University of Michigan Press2nd ed,as well as numerous articles on semantics, pragmatics, and humor research.

The most famous version of the incongruity theory, however, is that of Kantwho claimed that the comic is “the sudden transformation of a strained expectation into nothing.


The theory explains the natural differences in susceptibility of people to humor, absence of humorous effect from a trite joke, the role of intonation in telling jokes, nervous laughter, etc. Aleksandra Kaczmarska rated it really liked it May 16, So this English professor comes into class and starts talking about the textual organization of jokes, the taxonomy of puns, the relations between the linguistic form and the content of humorous texts, and other past and current topics in language-based research into humor.

Linguistic Theories of Humor by Salvatore Attardo

As to the ordering of the Knowledge Resources, there has been much discussion. Realization in Neural Networks. For Bergson, the essence of life is movementelasticity and flexibilityand every comic situation is due the presence of rigidity and inelasticity in life.

Thus, according to them, humor did have survival value even for early humans, because it enhanced the neural circuitry needed to survive. He argues that humour emerged as an indicator of other traits that were of survival value, such as human intelligence.

Linguistic Theories of Humor

Renee added it Oct 13, Ahtardo marked it as to-read Aug 08, A Comprehensive Guide to the Comedic Event. From an lintuistic perspective, humorous violations likely originated as apparent physical threats, like those present in play fighting and tickling. Eka Yulia rated it it was amazing Jul 20, When this occurs material reality, which is always factually true, is the only percept remaining in the mind at such a moment of comic perception.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Hegel shared almost exactly the same view, but saw the concept as an “appearance” and believed that laughter then totally negates that appearance. Nour Hassan marked it as to-read Feb 25, Dyah Septi Anggraini added it Jan 10, That degree may be high, or go as low as to be negligible.

Ociana Wijayanti rated it it was amazing May 24, A Play Theory of Humor”. Electronic Journal of Folklore. A Thesis submitted to the faculty of Adam Mickiewicz University in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy April “. From Animal Pf to Human Joy? Suslov, Computer Model of “a Sense of Humour”.

Linguistic Theories of Humor

Consistent with the BVT, people who attended church were less likely to be amused than people who did not. Views Read Edit View history. Copyright c by Raymond M. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Open Preview See a Problem? The Art of Laughter.

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