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dc.contributor.authorGoddard, C
dc.contributor.authorMullan, K
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-21T03:16:09Z
dc.date.available2019-10-21T03:16:09Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0933-1719
dc.identifier.doi10.1515/humor-2017-0114
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/388558
dc.description.abstractThis study undertakes a contrastive lexical-semantic analysis of a set of related verbs in English and French (English to joke and to kid, French rigoler and plaisanter), using the Natural Semantic Metalanguage (NSM) approach to semantic analysis. We show that the semantic and conceptual differences between French and English are greater than commonly assumed. These differences, we argue, have significant implications for humor studies: first, they shed light on different cultural orientations towards "laughter talk" in Anglo and French linguacultures; second; they highlight the danger of conceptual Anglocentrism in relying on English-specific words as a theoretical vocabulary for humor studies.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherDe Gruyter Mouton
dc.publisher.placeGermany
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHumor
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLinguistic Anthropology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Studies in Human Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLinguistics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1699
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2004
dc.titleExplicating verbs for "laughing with other people" in French and English (and why it matters for humour studies)
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationGoddard, C; Mullan, K, Explicating verbs for "laughing with other people" in French and English (and why it matters for humour studies), Humor, 2019, 0 (0)
dc.date.updated2019-10-21T01:24:52Z
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gro.griffith.authorGoddard, Cliff W.


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