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Francis Hutcheson expressed in Thoughts on Laughter what became a key concept in the evolving theory of the comic: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. However, an essentially new ingredient, the role of timing, is added to the well-known role of ambiguity.

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Nour Hassan marked it as to-read Feb 25, 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. Tristan Miller rated it really liked it Mar 11, In order to fulfill the second condition of a joke, Raskin introduces different categories of script opposition.

Trivia About Linguistic Theori This conclusion corresponds to the known fact that monkeys as pointed out by Charles Darwin and even rats as found recently possess a sense of humor. This specific malfunction can be identified with a humorous effect on psychological grounds: It is a factor of uniformity of behaviours, as it condemns ludicrous and eccentric behaviours.


Marteinson asserts that laughter is a reaction to a cognitive impasse, a momentary epistemological difficulty, in which the subject perceives that Social Being itself suddenly appears no longer to be real in any factual or normative sense.

Bhibhi Theores marked it as to-read Mar 29, This information will require a level of cognitive process to interpret, and contain a degree of incongruity based on predictive likelihood. Root cause or epiphenomenon? Beattie, Essays William Linguisic, Edinburg, Evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller contends that, from an evolutionary perspective, humour would have had no survival value to early humans living in the savannas of Africa.

For this example, the two scripts contained in the joke are DOCTOR and LOVER ; the switch from one to the other is triggered by our understanding of the “whispered” reply of the “young and pretty wife”. Theorkes added it Nov 30, This view has been defended by Latta and by Brian Boyd Mim marked it as to-read Mar 27, It is believed that this is the reason we laugh whilst being tickled, due to a buildup of tension as the tickler “strikes”.

Theoriea Functions of Humor in Communication”. A practical realization of this algorithm needs extensive databases, whose creation in the automatic regime was suggested recently.

Nanaivanana marked it as to-read Jan 21, Radek marked it as to-read Jun 30, For Bergson, the essence of life is movementelasticity fo flexibilityand every comic situation is due the presence of rigidity and inelasticity in life.


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.

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A Comprehensive Guide to the Comedic Event. Aleksandra Kaczmarska rated it really liked it May 16, Linguistic Theories of Humorpp.

There are many theories of humor which attempt to explain what humor is, what social functions it serves, and what would be considered humorous. Laughter, according to Marteinson, serves to reset and re-boot the faculty of social perception, which has been rendered non-functional by the comic situation: Semantic Mechanisms of Humor pp.

A realization of this algorithm in neural linguistif [41] justifies naturally Spencer’s hypothesis on the mechanism of laughter: See the talk page for details.

Poznan, Poland, unpublished thesis. That degree may be high, or go as low theoies to be negligible. A violation can seem benign if one norm suggests something is wrong but another salient norm suggests it is acceptable.