Constructing a Shared ‘Hong Kong Identity’ in Comic Discourses

@article{Tsang2004ConstructingAS,
  title={Constructing a Shared ‘Hong Kong Identity’ in Comic Discourses},
  author={W. Tsang and Matilda Wong},
  journal={Discourse \& Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={15},
  pages={767 - 785}
}
This article analyzes the discourses of a stand-up comedy routine entitled ‘What’s Next?’ in Hong Kong. The comedy routine is performed chiefly in Cantonese with the occasional insertion of English expressions. Our analysis is concerned with language as a tool of identity construction. To this end, four selected jokes are interpreted, focusing on three questions: (i) How does the performer use humor to involve the audience? (ii) How are personal pronouns deployed to index the relationships… Expand
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