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ISSN : 2456-3676

Title:
THE FUNCTIONAL LOAD OF HUMOR: A SOCIO-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE

Authors:
Housni Hamid and Maliki Sadik, Morocco

Abstract:
The pervasive and universal nature of humor makes of it a fertile field of analysis which can have interesting implications for the understanding of human communication in particular and human behavior in general. We believe that any analysis of humor as a socio-cultural phenomenon presupposes an understanding of the variety of functions it plays in human society and communication. The present paper aims at exploring the functional load of humor with a focus on the review of two main functions, the cohesive function and the control function.

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