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Contemporary Linguistic Theories of Humour
Contemporary Linguistic Theories of Humour

Author(s): Arvo Krikmann
Subject(s): Customs / Folklore
Published by: Eesti Kirjandusmuuseum
Keywords: Arthur Koestler; Victor Raskin; Salvatore Attardo; humour theories; jokes; incongruity; script opposition; logical mechanisms; puns; pragmatic maxims

Summary/Abstract: The paper will discuss the following subtopics: Arthur Koestler’s bisociation theory of humour and its reception; Victor Raskin’s script-based theory of jokes (SSTH) in his "Semantic Mechanisms of Humor; the General Theory of Verbal Humor (GTVH) by Victor Raskin and Salvatore Attardo and the attempt of testing GTVH by Willibald Ruch; Salvatore Attardo’s Linear Theory of Humor (IDM); The analysis of puns by Attardo; Humour and pragmatic maxims (Raskin, Attardo, etc.); Attardo’s Setup-Incongruity-Resolution -model (SIR); The further taxonomy of “logical mechanisms” (LM) of jokes by Attardo, Hempelmann, and Di Maio; the “Anti-Festschrift” for Victor Raskin.

  • Issue Year: 2006
  • Issue No: 33
  • Page Range: 27-58
  • Page Count: 32
  • Language: English