A Conceptual Blending Theory of Humour

A Conceptual Blending Theory of Humour

The book presents an analysis of humour in a selection of British comedy productions. The conceptual integration theory devised by Gilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner, also known as blending, provides the tool for explaining the creation of humour in detail. It seems that blending can elaborate on the origin and cause of funniness, and, therefore, should be included as a linguistic theory of humour in the wide range of contemporary humour theories available. The backdrop… (more)

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Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 31, 2015)

Collection: Lodz Studies in Language

Parent ISBN: 9783631659175

Page count: 253 pages

Language: English


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