Contents


Introduction

Part One: Contextualisation

1. Language and Power: 1.1 Institutions, Ideology and Dominant Discourse

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2. Language and Humour

2.1 Linguistics

2.2 Psychology

2.3 Sociology


3. Language and The Marx Brothers

3.1 Groucho

3 .2 Chico

3.3 Harpo


Part Two: Exemplification

4. The Discourse of Everyday Life: The Standard Language and Common Sense

4.1 A General Survey

4.2 The Standard Language and Common Sense Meet The Marx Brothers


5. The Discourse of Medicine

5.1 A General Model of the Doctor-Patient Encounter

5.2 The Model and The Marx Brothers


6. The Discourse of Law

6.1 A General Model

6.2 The Law and the Long Arms of The Marx Brothers


Conclusion

Bibliography

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