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Offline misiekkalisz

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Yus classification of relevance theory
« on: May 16, 2017, 10:54:36 AM »
I'm finishing my BA paper devoted to misunderstandings on the basis of jokes according to Yus' classification of relevance theory. I have to admit that jokes based on wrong interpretation of an explicit stimulus are extremely easy to find and to analyze, that is why this part of my paper is, I think, the best. However, I have numerous problems in finding and analyzing jokes based on wrong interpretation of an implicit stimulus accoding to the relevance theory. Would you be so kind to give me few examples of these jokes because it could help me to finish my paper? Best regards.


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Re: Yus classification of relevance theory
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2017, 11:51:14 AM »
Hi again,
maybe I'm gonna present you few examples of such kind of jokes to give you a hint what I mean.

-Alan you remind me of a sea.
-So, you think I'm romantic and wild?
-No, it's because you make me sick.

And the second one:
Boy: Angela, since I met you I can't eat, I can't drink...
Girl: Is it because you love me so much?
Boy: No, it's because I have no money left.


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Re: Yus classification of relevance theory
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2017, 01:06:27 PM »
What about irony in general, or searching for 'irony' in jokes?

Dramatic irony specifically comes to mind, where the audience screams "don't open the door", then the monster eats the character. The formula seems similar to these jokes.
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Re: Yus classification of relevance theory
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2017, 10:35:14 AM »
Yeah, there is a similarity to these jokes. Thanks for the advise. However, could you tell me few webpages of non-one liners?

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Re: Yus classification of relevance theory
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2017, 01:56:23 PM »
Sorry, not sure about that. I'd just be searching online like you.
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