Oral genres of humor : On the dialectic of genre knowledge and creative authoring

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Kotthoff, Helga;
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The article discusses humorous conversational activities (e.g. jokes, teasing, joint fantasizing) in the context of genre theory. The high degree of creativity, emergent construction and artistry typical of humor call for a flexible concept of genre which makes sense of... View more
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