Making Sense of Humour:

Some Pragmatic And

Political Aspects

Ken Willis

A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment
of the requirements of
London Metropolitan University
for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy

December 2002


I would like to express my thanks to the following people.

My supervisor Jerry Palmer.

E.I. Addio for numerous clippings and thorough proofreading.

Hiram Brownell for the Winner et al (1996) manuscript  (and related material).

Ken Dodd for the illustrated publicity material.

M.P. and J.H. for their assistance.

Thank you one and all.