SPRACHLICHE UND KOGNITIVE MECHANISMEN IN WITZEN
Linguistic and cognitive mechanisms in jokes
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The study deals with German jokes from the point of view of cognitive semantics. After anchoring the research object in the given branch of linguistics and defining the language misunderstanding as one of the basic starting points of jokes, the article deals with categorization system, with the help of which the author tries to describe the jokes from her corpus. She explains the individual categories and the relevance of their consideration in the research. The last chapter consists of an in-depth study of two jokes, which are analysed according to the given categories. Based on this analysis, conclusions are made about this way of categorization and examination of German jokes. It has been shown which of the categories are the most relevant ones for a cognitive-semantic research as well as what their function is.
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