Vaughan, Michael () Humour.

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Title Humour
Abstract/Summary The Poem is a serious treatment of an amusing topic - what makes people in various nations and cultures laugh at what they think is "funny." It draws on psychological aspects of what various nations deem to be topics of mirth. Five nations are considered - Britain, Germany, Japan, the United States and Australia. In each culture, there are distinct nuances and shades of meaning that determine what the people of each nation consider amusing.
Keyword Amusement
Sense of the nonsensical
Word play
Laconic disrespect
Subjects 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
20 Language, Communication and Culture
Author Vaughan, Michael
Open Access Status Other
Additional Notes The Poem consists of a prologue and an epilogue; seven rhyming quatrains; one concluding rhyming stanza; six examples of jokes or humorous stories; and 13 pictorial images to enhance the text.

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Created: Fri, 03 Feb 2012, 20:12:48 EST by Dr Michael Vaughan on behalf of School of Political Science & Internat'l Studies