The European Journal of Humour Research

Vol 7, No 4 (2019)

Book review. Żyśko, Konrad (2017). A Cognitive Linguistics Account of Wordplay. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Marta Aguero Guerra



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Żyśko, K. (2012a). ‘Polish translation of wordplay based on homonyms in Automated Alice by Jeff Noon’. Lubelskie Materiały Neofilologiczne 35, Lublin: Wydawnictwo UMCS, pp. 87-100.

Żyśko, K. (2012b). ‘More than meets the I – a cognitive analysis of translation of malapropisms and eggcorns’, in Głaz, Kowalewski, Weremczuk (eds.), What’s in a Text? Inquiries into the Textual Cornucopia, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 41-52.

Żyśko, K. (2014). ‘What is wordplay? Towards a definition, taxonomy, and functions of creative language use’. Strategies of Humour 4/2. Naukowe Wydawnictwo Piotrkowskie. Piotrków Trybunalski, pp. 101-114.

Żyśko, K. (2015). ‘Wordplay based on prepositions – from virtuality to actuality’. Concepts and Structures – Studies in Semantics and Morphology. Wydawnictwo KUL, pp. 267-289.