The European Journal of Humour Research

Vol 10, No 3 (2022)

Book review: Thomas C. Messerli. (2021). Repetition in Telecinematic Humour. How US American sitcoms employ formal and semantic repetition in the construction of multimodal humour. Freiburg: Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg.

Jan Chovanec


Book review


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