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Title:
BREAKDOWN IN HUMOROUS COMMUNICATION

Authors:
Housni Hamid, Malice Sadik, Bead Maybe, Morocco

Abstract:
The present paper deals with breakdown in humorous communication. It is divided into two main sections. The first section will delineate how the principles underlying humorous communication are different from those activating serious communication. The second section will analyse some of the ways in which miscommunication can take place within the humorous mode at the conversational level. We will particularly concentrate on first the kind of miscommunication originating from the switch from serious to humorous mode; second, the individual variation in marking the boundary between the two discursive modes and third, the misinterpretation of banter claims

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