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ISBN 9781900755726
Published August 1, 2005 by Routledge
192 Pages

 
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This volume consists of a selection of the papers given at a major conference, The Anatomy of Laughter/Traduire le Rire, held in September 2001. It focuses on the latter aspect of observations of the situations in which laughter is expressed, and stresses the acoustic features of laughter.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Anatomie et étymologie: Ordre et désordre du rire selon Laurent Joubert 2. The Sound of Laughter: Recent Concepts and Findings in Research into Laughter Vocalizations 3. Why Can't You Tickle Yourself? 4. Belly Laughs 5. Upping the Ante/i: Exaggeration in Céline and Vallès 6. Humour Styles and Class Cultures: Highbrow Humour and Lowbrow Humour in the Netherlands 7. Searching for Jokes: Language, Translation, and the Cross-Cultural Comparison of Humour 8. And What If They Don't Laugh? 9. Without the Rape the Talk-Show Would Not Be Laughable 10. Translating a Great Feast of Languages 11. Traduire le rire 12. Rire et désir dans les comédies américaines de Lubitsch: L’exemple de Ninotchka (1939) 13. What's So Funny? On Being Laughed At... 14. Laughing and Talking 15. Le Rire comme accident en peinture 16. La Couleur du rire: Peinture et traduction 17. Views on the Physics and Metaphysics of Laughter

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Biography

Toby Garfitt