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Impoliteness as a vehicle for humour in dramatic discourse

  title={Impoliteness as a vehicle for humour in dramatic discourse},
  author={R. Toddington},
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
This study contributes to cross-cultural humor research in an understudied genre, namely entertaining semi-structured man-on-the-street interviews. Two entertainment shows, Egyptian عراشلا عيذم

The Realization of Impoliteness in Arguments between the Democrats and Republicans over the Government Shutdown Issue in the US

The present research is intended to illustrate how linguistic features of impoliteness are manifested in the debates between two of the main American political parties, Republicans and Democrats, in

Propagating Impoliteness: Disaffiliative humour and attitudes towards the elderly in media discourse

Concealed maltreatment towards the elders became extraordinarily recurrent in various types of media discourse. This paper brings to focus the impoliteness inflicted upon elders in media discourse

Culpeper's Impoliteness Strategies in Selected British Actors' Interviews: A pragmatic Analysis

       اصبحت قلة الادب في الكلام موضعا للاهتمام من قبل العديد من الباحثين لما تمتلكه من دور مؤثر في مختلف مناحي الحياة. اذ يلجأ بعض الناس لاستعمال قلة الادب لاسباب عديدة ومختلفة ممايؤثر سلبا على

‘Like a donkey carrying books’

This study aims to show how intertextuality is exploited as an impoliteness resource in online reader comments on the website of a London-based pan-Arab Arabic-language daily newspaper. Analysis of



Impoliteness as disaffiliative humour in film talk

This chapter sheds light on the workings of impoliteness as a source of disaffiliative humour in fictional interactions in films, series and serials designed for their viewers (dubbed “recipients”).

Impoliteness, preference organization and conducivity

Abstract Traditional approaches to politeness (e. g. Brown and Levinson 1987) and impoliteness (e. g. Culpeper 1996 and Lachenicht 1980), rarely consider the effects of their face-oriented strategies

Emotion and empathy in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas: a case study of the “funny guy” scene

This chapter examines how the emotion fear is generated through the linguistic, paralinguistic and kinesic actions of multiple characters in the “funny guy” scene from Martin Scorsese’s 1990 film

Politeness, Power and Provocation: How Humour Functions in the Workplace

This article examines verbal humour in routine interactions within professional workplaces, using material recorded in four New Zealand government departments. The problem of defining humour is

Impoliteness in Language: Studies on its Interplay with Power in Theory and Practice

The volume addresses the enormous imbalance that exists between academic interest in politeness phenomena when compared to impoliteness phenomena. Researchers working with Brown and Levinson's

Impoliteness and Entertainment in the Television Quiz Show: The Weakest Link

Abstract Building on Culpeper (1996) and Culpeper et al. (2003), I first propose a new definition of impoliteness and general revisions to my model of impoliteness, both derived from data analyses.

Researching impoliteness and rudeness: issues and definitions

Through the discussion of approaches which are concerned with impoliteness/ rudeness and the consideration of interactional data of a conflictual nature, this chapter seeks to define and

Rudeness, conceptual blending theory and relational work

Abstract The present article takes a discursive approach to the topic of impoliteness, in which conceptualizations of impoliteness are construed in the process of real-time interaction. The term

Impoliteness in US/UK talent shows: a diachronic study of the evolution of a genre

Reality television (RTV) has been under considerable scrutiny within the academic fields of media/cultural studies and, to a lesser extent, linguistics. Here, and within the context of ‘exploitative