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By Salvatore Attardo

This e-book offers a conception of lengthy funny texts in line with a revision and an improve of the final thought of Verbal Humour (GTVH), a decade after its first inspiration. the speculation is trained through present study in psycholinguistics and cognitive technological know-how. it's predicated at the undeniable fact that there are funny mechanisms in lengthy texts that experience no counterpart in jokes. The booklet contains a variety of case reports, between them Oscar Wilde's Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Allais' tale Han Rybeck. A ground-breaking dialogue of the quantitative distribution of humor in decide upon texts is gifted.

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