Making Sense of Humour:

Some Pragmatic And

Political Aspects

Ken Willis

Acknowledgements

Contents

Pragmatics Humour


Brief description: A comment made in a group conversation is found amusing by some and is deemed sexist by others. These interchanges are minutely analysed within a detailed linguistic and performative framework. This is the complete PhD dissertation. Navigation around this site is easy. Click on Contents and then click on the section or subsection you require. Every page is linked to the rest of its own section and also back to Contents for navigation to other sections.

Keywords

 

Pragmatics

Conversation analysis

Humour studies

Discourse analysis

Gender studies

Ethnography of communication

Talk

Speech act theory


Links
Jason Rutter's Humour Research Links

HumorLinks