On the structure of punchlines

@inproceedings{Hetzron1991OnTS,
  title={On the structure of punchlines},
  author={R. Hetzron},
  year={1991}
}
  • R. Hetzron
  • Published 1991
  • Psychology
  • Jokes are to be viewed äs pieces of oral literature. They should not be analyzed only in terms of the reaction of people to them. Their infernal structure is a legitimate topicfor research. Here (i) they arefirst divided according to their structure, whether they consist of onet two, or more "pulses." Then (H) the punchlines are subjected to afeature-analysis, what logical devices are used to make them soundfunny. Great tragedy is more emotional, and consequently less intellectual, than great… CONTINUE READING
    33 Citations

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 18 REFERENCES
    Homo Ridens. Towards a Semiotic Theory of Humour and Laughter
    • 53
    Mathematics and Humor
    • 52
    Semantic mechanisms of humor
    • 1,049
    • PDF
    Jokes. In Hockett, C. F., The Viewfrom Language: Selected Essays, 19481974
    • 1977
    A treasury of humor
    • 4