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The Conceptual Context of Linguistic Humor

Zoltán Kövecses

in Where Metaphors Come From: Reconsidering Context in Metaphor

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190224868
eISBN:
9780190224882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190224868.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Given the proposal in Chapter 5 that the shared meaning making system can be thought of as a global cultural context, it is proposed in the chapter that linguistic humor is commonly based on how ... More


Representing Epilepsy: Myth and Matter

Jeannette Stirling

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312373
eISBN:
9781846316173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316173
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

At least 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy. This book seeks to understand the epileptic body as a literary or figurative device intelligible beyond a medical framework. The author argues that ... More


History

Pantelis Michelakis

in Greek Tragedy on Screen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199239078
eISBN:
9780191746840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239078.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on some of the roles played by Greek tragedy in attempts to use film to think about the present as a historical moment. Theo Angelopoulos' Travelling Players, Volker ... More


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