A Conceptual Blending Theory of Humour: Selected British Comedy Productions in Focus by Joanna Jablonska-HoodA Conceptual Blending Theory of Humour: Selected British Comedy Productions in Focus by Joanna Jablonska-Hood

A Conceptual Blending Theory of Humour: Selected British Comedy Productions in Focus

byJoanna Jablonska-Hood

Hardcover | June 11, 2015

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The book presents an analysis of humour in a selection of British comedy productions. The conceptual integration theory devised by Gilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner, also known as blending, provides the tool for explaining the creation of humour in detail. It seems that blending can elaborate on the origin and cause of funniness, and, therefore, should be included as a linguistic theory of humour in the wide range of contemporary humour theories available. The backdrop against which any humour may be analysed is provided in this study by comparing and contrasting various humour theories which are popular among scholars dealing with comedy and laughter.
Joanna Jablonska-Hood is a Lecturer at the Department of English at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland. Her academic interest focuses on English humour in all its forms, conceptual integration theory and relevance theory.
Title:A Conceptual Blending Theory of Humour: Selected British Comedy Productions in FocusFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:June 11, 2015Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631659172

ISBN - 13:9783631659175

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Contents: Conceptual integration theory (blending) as proposed by Gilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner – A potential linguistic theory of humour – English humour analysis in British comedy productions (The Office, Extras, Carry On, etc.).