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Understanding Language through Humor


On Sale Now! Save 7% on the Understanding Language through Humor by Cambridge University Press at Translate This Website. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Students often struggle to understand linguistic concepts through examples of language data provided in class or in texts. Presented with ambiguous


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Students often struggle to understand linguistic concepts through examples of language data provided in class or in texts. Presented with ambiguous information, students frequently respond that they don't 'get it'. The solution is to find an example of humour that relies on the targeted ambiguity. Once they laugh at the joke, they have tacitly understood the concept, and then it is only a matter of explaining why they found it funny. Utilizing cartoons and jokes illustrating linguistic concepts, this book makes it easy to understand these concepts, while keeping the reader's attention and interest. Organized like a course textbook in linguistics, it covers all the major topics in a typical linguistics survey course, including communication systems, phonetics and phonology, morphemes, words, phrases, sentences, language use, discourses, child language acquisition and language variation, while avoiding technical terminology.

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Publisher:Cambridge University Press
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EAN:9780521713887
Item Weight:0.9 pounds
Item Size:0.43 x 9.72 x 9.72 inches
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