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Authors/Editors: Raskin, Victor
Title: “Semantic mechanisms of humor.”
Year: 1979
Pages: pp. 325-335
Publication type: Article in journal
In: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society 5
Language: English
Keyword(s): humor ; implicature ; possible world semantics ; presupposition ; speech act ; truth-conditional semantics
Annotation: R. argues that humor can be investigated semantically in terms of presuppositions, truth conditions, possible-world semantics, speech acts, implicatures and the like.


  1. Hudson, Dick (1985) “<Review of V. Raskin (1985: 'Semantic mechanisms of humor.').>” Linguistics 23:6. pp. 1000-1005.