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FYI: New Benjamins Series: Topics in Humor Research


Author: Paul Peranteau

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

FYI Body: John Benjamins Publishing announces a new book series:

Topics in Humor Research

Editor: Ephraim Nissan, University of London

Associate Editors:
Delia Chiaro, Università di Bologna
Marta Dynel, University of Lódz
Giselinde Kuipers, University of Amsterdam
Elda Weizman, Bar-Ilan University

International Advisory Board:
Salvatore Attardo, Texas A&M University, Commerce
Wallace Chafe, University of California, Santa Barbara
Christie Davies, University of Reading
Giovannantonio Forabosco, Ravenna, Italy
Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr., University of California, Santa Cruz
Nicholas A. Kuiper, The University of Western Ontario
Jessica Milner Davies, University of New South Wales
John Morreal, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Alleen Pace Nilsen, Arizona State University
Don L.F. Nilsen, Arizona State University
Walter D. Redfern, University of Reading
Willibald Ruch, University of Zürich
Pierre Schoentjes, Ghent University
Limor Shifman, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Oliviero Stock, IRST, Trento
Judith Stora-Sandor, Paris, France
Ghil‘ad Zuckermann, The University of Adelaide

ISSN 2212-8999

This series aims to publish high-quality research on a broad range of
topics in humor studies, including irony and laughter. Topics include,
but are not limited to, pragmatics, the sociology of humor, the
psychology of humor, translation studies, literary studies, and studies
of visual humor combining word and image. Since humor research
encompasses a variety of disciplines, we welcome theoretical and
methodological approaches from any of these disciplines, thereby
including the humanities, as well as the social and cognitive sciences.
Examples include, among others, philosophy, anthropology, cultural
studies, linguistics, media and communication studies, psychology,
neuroscience, and computer science. Mutual intelligibility of studies
across these various domains is a goal to be pursued within the series.

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