Understanding Language Through Humor

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Students often struggle to understand linguistic concepts through examples of language data provided in class or in texts. Presented with ambiguous information, students frequently respond that they do not 'get it'. The solution is to find an example of humour that relies on the targeted ambiguity. Once they laugh at the joke, they have tacitly understood the concept, and then it is only a matter of explaining why they found it funny. Utilizing cartoons and jokes illustrating linguistic concepts, this book makes it easy to ...

Understanding Language through Humor 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521713887

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Understanding Language through Humor 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521886277

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