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Conference Information

Full Title: Humorousness/Seriousness Dichotomy in Language, Culture and Literature

Location: Siedlce, Poland
Start Date: 28-Apr-2017 - 28-Apr-2017
Contact: Magdalena Wieczorek
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Meeting Description: Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Ewa Łuczak (University of Warsaw)
Prof. Francisco Yus (University of Alicante)

The Research Areas and Suggested Topics


- Humor and gender/race/ethnicity
- Persuasion, implicature and violations of the Gricean (cooperative) model of communication
- Functions of puns, wordplay, and proverbs in second language acquisition, teaching, communication
- Stylistic figures (metaphor, irony, hyperbole, etc.)
- Jokes, cartoons and other forms of humor
- Applications of humor and laughter
- Styles of humor/humor taste
- Humor and cognition
- Humor and emotion
- Humor in film discourse, TV programs, advertising, press
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics
LL Issue: 28.132

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