The cognitive mechanisms of adversarial humor

  title={The cognitive mechanisms of adversarial humor},
  author={Tony Veale and Kurt Feyaerts and Geert Br{\^o}ne},
Abstract In this paper, we provide an in-depth cognitive analysis of a specific humor strategy we coin “trumping”, a multi-agent language game that revolves around the subversion of the linguistic forms of exchange. In particular, we illustrate how, in a conversational setting, agents can “reflect” and “distort” the linguistic-conceptual construal of each others' utterances. Because this reflection or parallelism in the trumping game can be situated on different levels of linguistic… 

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