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Impoliteness as a vehicle for humour in dramatic discourse

@inproceedings{Toddington2015ImpolitenessAA,
  title={Impoliteness as a vehicle for humour in dramatic discourse},
  author={R. Toddington},
  year={2015}
}
This study aims to investigate the proposed complementary relationship between impoliteness (as a form of aggression), and humour (as a form of entertainment). Taking the fictional film As Good As It Gets, I draw from a number of scenes involving the main protagonist Melvin Udall. Although this character is extremely offensive to others, the film is classified as a romantic comedy. As such, it offers a good basis on which to test out my ideas regarding the proposed relationship between… 

Humor Styles, Impoliteness, and Online Viewers’ Appreciation of Egyptian vs. American Pedestrian Questions: A Cross-cultural Study

  • Amany Youssef
  • Sociology
    مجلة البحث العلمی فی الآداب
  • 2022
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‘Like a donkey carrying books’

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