Genre: Anime

Translation Humour and the Media

by Delia Chiaro
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2010-09-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Pages: 176 pages
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Synopsis : Translation Humour and the Media written by Delia Chiaro, published by Bloomsbury Publishing which was released on 2010-09-23. Download Translation Humour and the Media Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. On the basis of their ndings, Ruch and Hehl (1998) classify jokes and cartoons into two main categories according to ... belonging to the rst category humour is based on a 'surprising incongruity [which] can be completely resolved. -- Translation studies and humour studies are disciplines that have been long established but have seldom been looked at in conjunction. This volume looks at the intersection of the two disciplines as found in the media -- on television, in film and in print. From American cable drama to Japanese television this collection shows the range and insight of contemporary cross-disciplinary approaches to humour and translation. Featuring a diverse and global range of contributors, this is a unique addition to existing literature in translation studies and it will appeal to a wide cross-section of scholars and postgraduates.

The Pragmatics of Humour Across Discourse Domains

by Marta Dynel
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Pages: 176 pages
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Synopsis : The Pragmatics of Humour Across Discourse Domains written by Marta Dynel, published by John Benjamins Publishing which was released on 2011. Download The Pragmatics of Humour Across Discourse Domains Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Table 2 presents the frequencies for each category. The second largest category, the Radio Erevan jokes (488–21.2%), was one of the most popular joke cycles in all the Eastern bloc countries when they were behind the Iron Curtain ... -- Brings together a range of contributions on the linguistics of humour. This title elucidates the whole gamut of humorous forms and mechanisms, such as surrealist irony, incongruity in register humour, mechanisms of pun formation, as well as interpersonal functions of conversational humour

The Social Faces of Humour

by George E.C. Paton
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2019-06-14
Genre: Social Science
Pages: 176 pages
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Synopsis : The Social Faces of Humour written by George E.C. Paton, published by Routledge which was released on 2019-06-14. Download The Social Faces of Humour Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. temperance campaign, of the latter category, concerns the treatment of drink and alcohol. ... Working class humour and those entertainers who appear before working class audiences reflect the fairly central role that drinking and public ... -- First published in 1996, this volume is a sequel to Humour in Society: Resistance and Control which was edited by George E.C. Paton and Chris Powell. Now, seven years later, the culturally central nature of humour seems greater than ever. This collection of original essays critically assesses the practices of humour in various role relationships in a number of social contexts, for example, in the workplace and between family members. A feature of this new volume is the critical analysis of socio-linguistic practices, including the use of jokes and cartoons, to manage tensions in social relationships at the micro- and macro-sociological levels of human interaction. Wider social and cultural issues area also examined by other contributors concerned with alternative comedy and sitcoms in British and Australian society, for example, which along with humour practices are situated by the editors in their introduction to substantiate the value of studying and researching the sociology of humour.

Taking Humour Seriously

by Mr Jerry Palmer
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2003-12-16
Genre: Social Science
Pages: 176 pages
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Synopsis : Taking Humour Seriously written by Mr Jerry Palmer, published by Routledge which was released on 2003-12-16. Download Taking Humour Seriously Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Only ifwecouldbe sure that therewas some universal featuretojokesthat made them clearly recognisable could we besurethatour assignment ofa given eventtothe category'joke'was correct.Forexample, the story aboutthe recent Christians ... -- First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Language and Humour in the Media

by Jan Chovanec
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release Date: 2012-04-25
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Pages: 176 pages
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Synopsis : Language and Humour in the Media written by Jan Chovanec, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing which was released on 2012-04-25. Download Language and Humour in the Media Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Obstinacy An important category of ageist humor is obstinacy (22). (22) Husband to wife at breakfast: “Where's the butter?” Wife: “I think you really should be watching your cholesterol.” Husband: “I'm 92 years old. -- Language and Humour in the Media provides new insights into the interface between humour studies and media discourse analysis, connecting two areas of scholarly interest that have not been studied extensively before. The volume adopts a multi-disciplinary approach, concentrating on the various roles humour plays in print and audiovisual media, the forms it takes, the purposes it serves, the butts it targets, the implications it carries and the differences it may assume across cultures. The phenomena described range from conversational humour, canned jokes and wordplay to humour in translation and news satire. The individual studies draw their material for analysis from traditional print and broadcast media, such as magazines, sitcoms, films and spoof news, as well as electronic and internet-based media, such as emails, listserv messages, live blogs and online news. The volume will be of primary interest to a wide range of researchers in the fields of discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, intercultural studies, pragmatics, communication studies, and rhetoric but it will also appeal to scholars in the areas of media studies, psychology and crosscultural communication.

The Rhetoric of Racist Humour

by Dr Simon Weaver
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date: 2013-01-28
Genre: Social Science
Pages: 176 pages
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Synopsis : The Rhetoric of Racist Humour written by Dr Simon Weaver, published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. which was released on 2013-01-28. Download The Rhetoric of Racist Humour Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. This, in part, is due to its association with racism and fascism, and also because of its failed or anachronistic status in biological and genetic science — or its failure as an ontological category with any verifiable foundation. -- In today's multicultural and multireligious societies, humour and comedy often become the focus of controversy over alleged racist or offensive content, as shown, for instance, by the intense debate of Sacha Baron Cohen's characters Ali G and Borat, and the Prophet Muhammad cartoons published in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten. Despite these intense debates, commentary on humour in the academy lacks a clear way of connecting the serious and the humorous, and a clear way of accounting for the serious impact of comic language. The absence of a developed 'serious' vocabulary with which to judge the humorous tends to encourage polarized debates, which fail to account for the paradoxes of humour. This book draws on the social theory of Zygmunt Baumann to examine the linguistic structure of humour, arguing that, as a form of language similar to metaphor, it is both unstable and unpredictable, and structurally prone to act rhetorically; that is, to be convincing. Deconstructing the dominant form of racism aimed at black people in the US, and that aimed at Asians in the UK, The Rhetoric of Racist Humour shows how racist humour expresses and supports racial stereotypes in the US and UK, while also exploring the forms of resistance presented by the humour of Black and Asian comedians to such stereotypes. An engaging exploration of modern, late modern and fluid or postmodern forms of humour, this book will be of interest to sociologists and scholars of cultural and media studies, as well as those working in the fields of race and ethnicity, humour and cultural theory.

A Philosophy of Humour

by Alan Roberts
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2019-04-13
Genre: Philosophy
Pages: 176 pages
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Synopsis : A Philosophy of Humour written by Alan Roberts, published by Springer which was released on 2019-04-13. Download A Philosophy of Humour Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. For example, Dolf Zillman and Joanne Cantor (1976, 100–101) propose that amusement at disparagement humour 'varies ... fall into the same category, whereas humour samples that have uncorrelated ratings fall into different categories. -- Humour is a funny thing - everyone knows it but no-one knows what it is. This book addresses the question 'What is humour?' by first untangling the definitions of humour, amusement and funniness before then providing a new theory of humour which draws upon recent research in philosophy, psychology, linguistics and neuroscience. The theory is built up without assuming any prior knowledge and illustrated through humorous examples which are both entertaining and educational for anyone curious about what makes things funny. The book is then an accessible illumination of joking matters from dinner tables to online platforms to comedy clubs.

Cognitive Linguistics and Humor Research

by Geert Brône
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release Date: 2015-06-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Pages: 176 pages
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Synopsis : Cognitive Linguistics and Humor Research written by Geert Brône, published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG which was released on 2015-06-16. Download Cognitive Linguistics and Humor Research Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. 1.1 Category-juxtaposition and category-subversion It is perhaps not surprising that thought experiments and jokes should appear so similar when viewed from the appropriate level of abstraction. Both employ a tightly structured ... -- To what extent can Cognitive Linguistics benefit from the systematic study of a creative phenomenon like humor? Although the authors in this volume approach this question from different perspectives, they share the profound belief that humorous data may provide a unique insight into the complex interplay of quantitative and qualitative aspects of meaning construction.

Aristophanic Humour

by Peter Swallow
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2020-06-11
Genre: Literary Collections
Pages: 176 pages
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Synopsis : Aristophanic Humour written by Peter Swallow, published by Bloomsbury Publishing which was released on 2020-06-11. Download Aristophanic Humour Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Through a blatant distortion of Cleon's real-life trait (his impetuousness), Aristophanes manages to transfer him from the category of politicians to the category of scoundrels, rogues or even public enemies. -- This volume sets out to discuss a crucial question for ancient comedy – what makes Aristophanes funny? Too often Aristophanes' humour is taken for granted as merely a tool for the delivery of political and social commentary. But Greek Old Comedy was above all else designed to amuse people, to win the dramatic competition by making the audience laugh the hardest. Any discussion of Aristophanes therefore needs to take into account the ways in which his humour actually works. This question is addressed in two ways. The first half of the volume offers an in-depth discussion of humour theory – a field heretofore largely overlooked by classicists and Aristophanists – examining various theoretical models within the specific context of Aristophanes' eleven extant plays. In the second half, contributors explore Aristophanic humour more practically, examining how specific linguistic techniques and performative choices affect the reception of humour, and exploring the range of subjects Aristophanes tackles as vectors for his comedy. A focus on performance shapes the narrative, since humour lives or dies on the stage – it is never wholly comprehensible on the page alone.

The Sense of Humor

by Willibald Ruch
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Pages: 176 pages
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Synopsis : The Sense of Humor written by Willibald Ruch, published by Walter de Gruyter which was released on 2007. Download The Sense of Humor Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. One can be humorous without being goofy , and one can be goofy without being humorous . Again it may be useful to point out that each category is considered to consist of relevant acts to that category . Humorous acts would include ... -- This volume brings together the current approaches to the definition and measurement of the sense of humor and its components. It provides both an overview of historic approaches and a compendium of current humor inventories and humor traits that have been studied. Presenting the only available overview and analysis of this significant facet of human behavior, this volume will interest researchers from the fields of humor and personality studies as well as those interested in the clinical or abstract implications of the subject.

Aristophanes

by James Robson
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2013-10-16
Genre: Drama
Pages: 176 pages
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Synopsis : Aristophanes written by James Robson, published by A&C Black which was released on 2013-10-16. Download Aristophanes Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. In other words, 'humour' is a relatively broad and objective category, whereas 'funny' is a narrower category and a matter of more subjective judgement. Humour appears in all sorts of guises: spontaneously in conversation; ... -- This accessible introduction to the work of one of the world's greatest comic writers tackles key questions posed by Aristophanes' plays, such as staging, humour, songs, obscene language, politics and the modern translation and performance of Aristophanic comedy. The book opens up exciting and contentious areas of Aristophanic scholarship in a way that is engaging and readily comprehensible to a non-specialist audience, never losing sight of the fact that Aristophanes' plays are vibrant literary texts, designed primarily to appeal to a classical Athenian audience as pieces of living drama. Key to the book's appeal is that James Robson conceives of the plays as dynamic texts, containing a treasure trove of information not only about how they might have been performed and received in classical Athens, but also how they might be read and understood today. Most importantly, readers are given the tools and information to make their own minds up about the debates that still rage about Aristophanic comedy in the modern world.

Film Comedy and the American Dream

by Zach Sands
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2017-09-13
Genre: Performing Arts
Pages: 176 pages
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Synopsis : Film Comedy and the American Dream written by Zach Sands, published by Routledge which was released on 2017-09-13. Download Film Comedy and the American Dream Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Racist or misogynistic jokes, for example, would fall under this category. Conversely, jokes that highlight faults in ourselves or in the culture of which we are a part can in fact demonstrate the potential for personal and societal ... -- Film Comedy and the American Dream is an examination of national identity in the era of the American superpower as projected in popular comedic films that center on issues of upward mobility. It is the story of what made audiences laugh and why, and what this says about the changing shape of the American Dream from the end of the Second World War through the first part of the twenty-first century. Through a combination of narrative and thematic analyses of popular comedic films, contextualized within a dynamic historical framework, the book traces the increasing disillusionment with this central ideology in the face of multiple forms of systemic exclusion. It argues that film comedy is a major component of the discourse surrounding the American Dream because these movies often evoke humor by highlighting the incongruities that exist between the ideals that define this nation versus the actual lived experiences of its citizens.

The Politics of Humour

by Martina Kessel
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Release Date: 2012-01-30
Genre: Literary Criticism
Pages: 176 pages
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Synopsis : The Politics of Humour written by Martina Kessel, published by University of Toronto Press which was released on 2012-01-30. Download The Politics of Humour Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. In turn, did the sharp British satire in the 1960s, with its class emphasis, have effects in other countries? Generally, notions of humour refer back to cultural norms that may differ from culture to culture, so the transfer of humour ... -- The period between the First World War and the fall of the Berlin Wall is often characterized as the age of extremes—while this era witnessed unprecedented violence and loss of human life, it also saw a surge in humorous entertainment in both democratic and authoritarian societies. The Politics of Humour examines how works such as satirical magazines and comedy films were used both to reaffirm group identity and to exclude those who did not belong. The essays in this collection analyse the political and social context of comedy in Europe and the United States, exploring topics ranging from the shifting targets of ethnic jokes to the incorporation of humour into wartime broadcasting and the uses of satire as a means of resistance. Comedy continues to define the nature of group membership today, and The Politics of Humour offers an intriguing look at how entertainment helped everyday people make sense of the turmoil of the twentieth century.

Laughter Down the Centuries

by Siegfried Jäkel
Publisher:
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Classical literature
Pages: 176 pages
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Synopsis : Laughter Down the Centuries written by Siegfried Jäkel, published by which was released on 1997. Download Laughter Down the Centuries Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Word play forms yet another category. All of these are prominent in Old Comedy. There is perhaps no genre existing today that includes such a diversity of different kinds of humour. 10. Distinctions and inter-relationships between ... --

The Aesthetics of Organization

by Stephen Linstead
Publisher: SAGE
Release Date: 2000-04-19
Genre: Business & Economics
Pages: 176 pages
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Synopsis : The Aesthetics of Organization written by Stephen Linstead, published by SAGE which was released on 2000-04-19. Download The Aesthetics of Organization Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Comedy springs from an unexpected release from fear. Comedy is what the category of ugliness eventually becomes (Rosenkranz, 1853); a category which, as we have seen, initially relates to the beautiful. But whereas beauty is the ... -- Organizational aesthetics, both as a body of theory and a method of inquiry, is a rapidly expanding area of the organizational sciences. The Aesthetics of Organization accessibly draws key contributions delineating the emerging parameters of the field. It explains the significance of concepts devised by postmodern thinkers, through which emerge meaning and order in organizations. Methodological problems associated with investigations of the aesthetic are also highlighted so the reader can identify and understand the importance of recent ideas on vision, perspective and periphery for learning in organizations. Through the contributions of leading international theorists, organizational aesthetics is defined in greater historical and theoretical depth, with a broad conceptual and practical range which academics will find invaluable.

The Irish Culture Book 2 Teacher Resource Book

by Ian O'Malley
Publisher: Lulu.com
Release Date: 2017-04-28
Genre: Education
Pages: 176 pages
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Synopsis : The Irish Culture Book 2 Teacher Resource Book written by Ian O'Malley, published by Lulu.com which was released on 2017-04-28. Download The Irish Culture Book 2 Teacher Resource Book Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Research shows that women value humour ability in a potential partner more than men. This is one of the top three traits that ... Link the characteristics of Irish humour to a category of humour from PART3B above? 5. SELF-DEPRECATING 3. -- THE IRISH CULTURE BOOK is a photocopiable resource book of activities designed to foster discussion on aspects of Irish culture. It can be used by anyone with an interest in exploring Irish culture, most especially in a learning or multicultural environment. The book is particularly useful for teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL) and can be used by language students as a self-access book. The book can help students develop speaking skills and improve fluency. The conversations deepen critical thinking skills essential for success in a new culture and also for studying in university programs. The book is full of interesting and thought-provoking activities and gives users great opportunities for comparative reflection on their own cultures. There are over 350 questions, over 100 quotations including Irish proverbs; as well as questionnaires, matching and correcting exercises; quizzes and creative problem-solving tasks. All listenings are available to download for free at: www.irishculturebook.com

A Companion to Classical Receptions

by Lorna Hardwick
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-04-12
Genre: Literary Criticism
Pages: 176 pages
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Synopsis : A Companion to Classical Receptions written by Lorna Hardwick, published by John Wiley & Sons which was released on 2011-04-12. Download A Companion to Classical Receptions Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. The importance of the distinction between verbal and referential humour to the present discussion is that referential humour can ... So to restate, referential humour as a category covers all humour which is non-punning and as such ... -- Examining the profusion of ways in which the arts, culture, and thought of Greece and Rome have been transmitted, interpreted, adapted and used, A Companion to Classical Receptions explores the impact of this phenomenon on both ancient and later societies. Provides a comprehensive introduction and overview of classical reception - the interpretation of classical art, culture, and thought in later centuries, and the fastest growing area in classics Brings together 34 essays by an international group of contributors focused on ancient and modern reception concepts and practices Combines close readings of key receptions with wider contextualization and discussion Explores the impact of Greek and Roman culture worldwide, including crucial new areas in Arabic literature, South African drama, the history of photography, and contemporary ethics

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor

by Salvatore Attardo
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2017-02-17
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Pages: 176 pages
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Synopsis : The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor written by Salvatore Attardo, published by Taylor & Francis which was released on 2017-02-17. Download The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. In other words, the categories of this taxonomy reflect speakers' practices and ideas on when, where, and for what purposes the use of humor is deemed “(in)appropriate” and potentially “(in)effective.” In this sense, the present ... -- The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor presents the first ever comprehensive, in-depth treatment of all the sub-fields of the linguistics of humor, broadly conceived as the intersection of the study of language and humor. The reader will find a thorough historical, terminological, and theoretical introduction to the field, as well as detailed treatments of the various approaches to language and humor. Deliberately comprehensive and wide-ranging, the handbook includes chapter-long treatments on the traditional topics covered by language and humor (e.g., teasing, laughter, irony, psycholinguistics, discourse analysis, the major linguistic theories of humor, translation) but also cutting-edge treatments of internet humor, cognitive linguistics, relevance theoretic, and corpus-assisted models of language and humor. Some chapters, such as the variationist sociolinguistcs, stylistics, and politeness are the first-ever syntheses of that particular subfield. Clusters of related chapters, such as conversation analysis, discourse analysis and corpus-assisted analysis allow multiple perspectives on complex trans-disciplinary phenomena. This handbook is an indispensable reference work for all researchers interested in the interplay of language and humor, within linguistics, broadly conceived, but also in neighboring disciplines such as literary studies, psychology, sociology, anthropology, etc. The authors are among the most distinguished scholars in their fields.

Jokes and their Relations to Society

by Christie Davies
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Pages: 176 pages
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Synopsis : Jokes and their Relations to Society written by Christie Davies, published by Walter de Gruyter which was released on 1998-01-01. Download Jokes and their Relations to Society Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Nonetheless these are jokes about a particular individual and like all jokes, they are ambiguous. The jokes about the stupidity of politicians, however, are jokes about a category in the same sense as similar jokes about an ethnic group ... --

Physiology of the Eye

by Hugh Davson
Publisher: Elsevier
Release Date: 2012-12-02
Genre: Science
Pages: 176 pages
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Synopsis : Physiology of the Eye written by Hugh Davson, published by Elsevier which was released on 2012-12-02. Download Physiology of the Eye Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. This of course accounts for the low concentrations of plasma proteins in the aqueous humour. The second category of substance has a much smaller molecule, or may be an ion; the molecule is water—soluble, like urea, creatinine, ... -- Physiology of the Eye, Fourth Edition reviews major advances in the physiology of the eye, including improvements in photochemical and electrophysiological techniques. In particular, the successful application of modern microelectrode techniques to the recording of activity at all stages in the visual pathway is considered. This edition is organized into four sections encompassing 23 chapters and begins with an overview of the anatomy of the eye and its vegetative physiology and biochemistry, paying particular attention to the aqueous humor and the intraocular pressure, the vitreous body, the cornea, and the lens. The discussion then shifts to the mechanism of vision, including its photochemical aspects and muscular mechanisms, and the neurophysiology of visual perception. Advances in electrophysiology of the receptors, and of the central nervous pathways of vision and eye movement, are examined along with the remarkable developments in separative techniques of the lens crystallins and the biochemical aspects of lens transparency. This book is a valuable resource for students and researchers in fields ranging from ocular science to physiology and biochemistry.