Humour and Metaphor 2017.pdf - Linguistic Humour Language Play and Metaphor Functions of Language 1 Linguistic joke\/verbal humour \u2022 In any

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Linguistic Humour, Language Play, and Metaphor Functions of Language 1
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Linguistic joke/verbal humour In any linguistically based joke one can distinguish its linguistic core, i.e. the linguistic item (ranging from a letter to a sentence) the inherent feature of which is made use of for humorous effect. As many as 25 types of jokes based on different language phenomena have been identified (Raskin, 1987) Alphabetic jokes (based on individual letters), syllabics, abbrev-ese, parts of speech, prefixes/suffixes, compounds, lexical relations, gender, idioms, lexicon, ambiguity, spelling, malapropisms, punctuation, grammar, negation, rhyming, name play, questions, style, numerical English, advert-ese and neologisms. 2
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Alphabet joke Question: When does a B come after U? Answer: When you steal some of its honey! Which two letters contain nothing? MT. 3
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Punctuation jokes 4
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The Semi-Colon: USES 8
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Phonetic One of the underlying principles in phonetic jokes is ambiguity, caused by an identical or very similar pattern of sounds conveying different meanings and causing misunderstanding: 9
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