Jokes as a text type

  title={Jokes as a text type},
  author={S. Attardo and Jean-Charles Chabanne},
  • S. Attardo, Jean-Charles Chabanne
  • Published 1992
  • Sociology
  • The authors discuss the opportunity of and provide evidence for the identification of a text type particular to the joke. They present a set of features shared by all jokes, which can be taken as the basis of the construction of a definition of "jokes". They then show that jokes satisfy all seven textual requirements, as presented in an influential definition of "textuality" 
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