LINGUIST List 24.4560

Fri Nov 15 2013

Qs: Theory to Analyze Failed Humor

Editor for this issue: Alex Isotalo <>

Date: 15-Nov-2013
From: Trisha Artisty <>
Subject: Theory to Analyze Failed Humor
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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.


Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): English (eng)

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