Humor in conversation among bilinguals: constructing ‘otherness’
Abstract In this study, we analyse conversations recorded during ethnographic research in two bilingual communities on the island of Rhodes, Greece. We examine: (a) the
Face reading the emotions of gelotophobes toward disparaging humorous advertising
Abstract Prior research has indicated that gelotophobia, people’s fear of being laughed at, influences their emotions toward a disparaging humorous event. Based on two experiments
The humour factor: social media reactions to Franco’s exhumation from the Valley of the Fallen
Abstract This article analyses the social reaction to Francisco Franco’s exhumation from his burial place in the Valley of the Fallen at the end of
Book review: Klos, Sylwia. (2020). Humour and Translation in Children’s Literature. A Cognitive Linguistic Approach. Katowice: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego.
Abstract Book review References Barańczak, S. (2004). ‘Mały, lecz maksymalistyczny manifest translatologiczny’, in Barańczak, S. Ocalone w tłumaczeniu: szkice o warsztacie tłumacza poezji z dodatkiem
“E is for Ernest who choked on a peach”: food, death, and humour in the works of Edward Gorey
Abstract In Edward Gorey’s numerous scenes of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and afternoon teas, food and drink often feature with more or less prominence and are
A supportive climate may protect well-being from negative humour events: a test of the affective events theory with humour events
Abstract This study investigated: (a) the mediating role of affect between humour events and well-being at work and (b) the moderating role of psychological work
Book review: Loizou, Eleni & Recchia, Susan, L. (Eds.) (2019). Research on Young Children’s Humour. Theoretical and Practical Implications for Early Childhood Education. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
Abstract Book review References Bakhtin, M. M. (1984a). Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poetics. (C. Emerson, ed. and trans.). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Bakhtin, M. M.
Book review: Garmendia, Joana (2018). Irony. New York: Cambridge University Press
Abstract Book review References Athanasiadou, A. & Colston, H. L. (eds.). (2017). Irony in Language Use and Communication (Vol. 1). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Attardo, S.
Avant-garde humour as ideological supplement: Francoist propaganda for the unenthusiastic in „María de la Hoz” (1939)
Abstract In 1939, when the Spanish civil war had recently ended, avant-garde humorists Miguel Mihura and Tono published an absurdist propaganda ‘novel’, María de la
The effect of laughter yoga on working memory: a pilot study
Abstract A growing body of evidence suggests that there is a link between laughter and memory. However, no research has been done to show a
Transcreating humour for (re)dubbing into Arabic: creativity, register variations and meaning making between overt and covert dichotomies
Abstract The transfer of humorous elements in audio-visual texts is a challenging task as verbal expressions heavily rely on witty wordplay and are visually bound.
Book review: Nikopoulos, James (2019). The Stability of Laughter: The Problem of Joy in Modernist Literature. New York and London: Routledge.
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Book review: Tam, King-fai and Wesoky, Sharon R. (eds.) (2018). Not Just a Laughing Matter: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Political Humour in China. Singapore: Springer.
Abstract Book review References Ding, X.L. (2013). ‘Freedom and political humour: their social meaning in contemporary China’, in Milner Davis, J. & Chey, J. (eds.),
Irony in fashion memes: a Pink Poodle perspective on the aesthetics of dressing
Abstract The practice of fashion memes is a rather fresh exercise on the fashion scene, and it has been enjoyed by both the audiences and