LINGUIST List 31.2236

Thu Jul 09 2020

Books: Playing with Mental Models: Jongste

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Date: 01-Jul-2020
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Playing with Mental Models: Jongste
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Title: Playing with Mental Models
Subtitle: Humour in the BBC comedy series "The Office"
Series Title: Topics in Humor Research 9
Published: 2020
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/thr.9

Author: Henri de Jongste
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261137 Pages: 301 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261137 Pages: 301 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261137 Pages: 301 Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205599 Pages: 301 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205599 Pages: 301 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205599 Pages: 301 Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

In this book, the author uses a mental-model theory of communication to investigate the acclaimed British situation comedy "The Office". The approach taken is multi-disciplinary, and focuses on questions as:

What are mental models and what role do they play in communication in general, and in creating and watching "The Office" in particular?

Whose mental models are involved in creating and watching "The Office"? How do these mental models relate to each other?

How exactly do the creators of "The Office" and their audience engage in constructing, exchanging and coordinating mental models?

How do mental models and their comic use relate to humour and humour theories and what is the nature of play in the deployment of mental models in comedy?

The book is aimed at humour scholars from various backgrounds and at people interested in communication in general.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Discourse Analysis

Written In: English (eng)

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https://linguistlist.org/pubs/books/get-book.cfm?BookID=145336



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