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Calls: Linguistics of Humor

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  1. Salvatore Attardo, The Linguistics of Humor

Message 1: The Linguistics of Humor

Date: Wed, 29 Dec 93 10:48:14 -0The Linguistics of Humor
From: Salvatore Attardo <>
Subject: The Linguistics of Humor

Call for papers: The Linguistics of Humor

High quality papers are solicited for a symposium on the state of the art
in the linguistic analysis of humor to be held at the forthcoming ISHS '94,
the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Humor Studies in Ithaca,
NY (June 22-26, 1994).

Papers in all areas of linguistics dealing with theoretical,
empirical, and applied aspects of the study of humor, joking, laughter,
etc., from the point of view of linguistics are invited for the first ever
symposium on the linguistics of humor.

Send three copies of a one page (250 words max) abstract to Salvatore
Attardo, Youngstown State University, Dept. of English, Youngstown, OH,
44555-3415, USA. E-mail E-mail submissions (ASCII
text, TeX/LaTeX or binhexed Macintosh MSWord) are encouraged.

Abstracts should state name, affiliation and address of the author(s) and
state clearly the problem(s) addressed, the solution(s) provided, and the
methodology adopted. An extra page for references, examples, etc. is
allowed. References and citations should use the LSA or HUMOR style sheets.

Deadline for abstracts: February 15, 1994. Submitters will be notified of
acceptance by March 20, 1994. Authors should register for the ISHS
conference with M. A. Rishel, Writing Program, 375 Roy H. Park School of
Communications Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY 14850. Ph. (607) 274-3324, Fax
(607) 274-1664, E-mail rishelithaca.bitnet.

If you have already submitted an abstract to M. A. Rishel and wish to be
considered for the symposium, submit the abstract to S. Attardo with a
cover letter clearly stating this fact.
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