A Conceptual Blending Theory of Humour

A Conceptual Blending Theory of Humour Selected British Comedy Productions in Focus - lódÔz Studies in Language

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This work 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 against which any humour may be analysed is provided in this study by comparing and contrasting various humour theories which are popular among scholars dealing with comedy and laughter.

Book information

ISBN: 9783653053067
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Imprint: Peter Lang Edition
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 820.917
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Weight: -1g