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The Linguistics of Laughter: A Corpus-Assisted Study of Laughter-Talk (Paperback)

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The Linguistics of Laughter examines what speakers try to achieve by producing laughter-talk (the talk preceding and eliciting an episode of laughter) and, by using abundant examples from language corpora, what hearers are signalling when they produce laughter.In particular, Alan Partington focuses on the tactical use of laughter-talk to achieve specific rhetorical, and strategic, ends: for example, to construct an identity, to make an argumentative point, to threaten someone elses face or save ones own. Although laughter and humour are by no means always related, the book also considers the implications these corpus-based observations may have about humour theory in general. As one of the first works to have recourse to such a sizeable databank of examples of laughter in spontaneous running talk, this impressive volume is an essential point of reference and an inspiration for scholars with an interest in corpus linguistics, discourse, humour, wordplay, irony and laughter-talk as a social phenomenon. *Author: Partington, Alan *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 272 *Publication Date: 2009/10/07 *Language: English *Dimensions: 6.14 x 9.21 x 0.57 inches

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Publisher Routledge
Mfg Part# 9780415544078
SKU 212653849
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0415544076
Release Date 10/20/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0240
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