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Linguistic Analysis of Verbal Humor in Zhao Benshan’s Comic Sketches: a Relevance Theoretic Perspective

Author WangYan
Tutor YangYuChen
School Northeast Normal University
Course Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Keywords Relevance Theory Humor Pieces Language skills
CLC H13
Type Master's thesis
Year 2010
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The humor is an extremely popular language in the act of communication phenomena , it is ridiculous language as the carrier, formed by the interaction of context and humorous effect . As a sketch of a traditional art form , a show produced by intentional humor , its humorous and actor of stage art performance amused the audience as a representative of the Chinese comedy sketches , Zhao's essay for its unique audience favorite humorous language , twelve consecutive years since 1999, was the first prize in the CCTV Spring Festival Gala . It is precisely because Zhao Pieces loved by the audience , and Essays in the presence of a large number of humorous discourse , the author selected the Mountain skit as the object of study . This paper will use the relevance theory proposed by Sperber and Wilson analyzed Zhao Pieces of verbal humor . Associated with the theory put forward two related - the largest association and optimal relevance . Verbal humor is from the maximum associated with the best correlation between the meaning of contrast . The author collected from a network of thirteen Zhao Pieces as sample, and qualitative analysis research methods to analyze them . Based on the verbal humor Zhao Pieces in-depth analysis , refined Sketches voice , semantics , rhetoric and pragmatics of language skills . These language skills plays a vital role in the Zhao Benshan skit makes his work unparalleled , unique . However , despite the Zhao Benshan expect each round of dialogue to achieve a humorous effect , due to various reasons , the audience often can not comprehend humor . ZHAO Ben skit humorous speech analysis , the authors found that the language and context to fully understand of Zhao Benshan humor two obstacles . According to the association theory , if the audience does not have the language and context information , it is hard to find humorous discourse associated .

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