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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

By: Ernst Jahr

Provides richly detailed insight into the uniqueness of the Norwegian language development. Marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Norwegian nation following centuries of Danish rule

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Acquiring Phonology: A Cross-Generational Case-Study

By Neil Smith

The study also highlights the constructs of current linguistic theory, arguing for distinctive features and the notion 'onset' and against some of the claims of Optimality Theory and Usage-based accounts.

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Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

By Henk Zeevat

The importance of Henk Zeevat's new monograph cannot be overstated. [...] I recommend it to anyone who combines interests in language, logic, and computation [...]. David Beaver, University of Texas at Austin

Query Details

Query Subject:   Theory to Analyze Failed Humor
Author:   Trisha Artisty
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s):  English

Query:   Hi, my name is Trisha, i'm learning English Language & Literature in Linguistic Majority.

I'm currently in the middle of doing my thesis. It's about Failed Humor in Stand Up Comedy.

What i'm trying to analyze is the reason of why the joke fail or why the audience remain silent.

Is there any relevant/specific theory that i can use to analyze this kind of topics? If yes, what is it?

Please help, i'm kind of confuse what theory that suit my research.

Thank you.

LL Issue: 24.4560
Date posted: 15-Nov-2013


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