A Conceptual Blending Theory of Humour: Selected British Comedy Productions in Focus (Lodz Studies in Language #36) (Hardcover)

A Conceptual Blending Theory of Humour: Selected British Comedy Productions in Focus (Lodz Studies in Language #36) By Lukasz Bogucki (Editor), Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk (Editor), Joanna Jablonska-Hood Cover Image
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This is book number 36 in the Lodz Studies in Language series.


Description


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 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.

About the Author


Joanna Jablońska-Hood is a Lecturer at the Department of English at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland. Her academic interest focuses on English humour in all its forms, conceptual integration theory and relevance theory.


Product Details
ISBN: 9783631659175
ISBN-10: 3631659172
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der W
Publication Date: June 11th, 2015
Pages: 253
Language: English
Series: Lodz Studies in Language