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Authors/Editors: Chiaro, Delia
Title: The language of jokes: Analysing verbal play.
Year: 1992
Publisher: London: Routledge
Pages: x + 129
Publication type: Book — monograph
DOI: 10.4324/9780203327562
Language: English
Keyword(s): crosslinguistic perspective ; humor ; joke ; language and culture ; pragmatic interpretation
Annotation: This book on the linguistic analysis of humor compares jokes in various languages and cultures, emphasizing their pragmatic aspects.


  1. Peer, Willie Van (1993) “<Review of D. Chiaro (1992: 'The language of jokes: Analysing verbal play.').>” Journal of Literary Semantics 22:2. pp. 170-173.