1st Edition

The Language of Humour

By Alison Ross Copyright 1998
    132 Pages
    by Routledge

    128 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Language of Humour:
    * examines the importance of the social context for humour
    * explores the issue of gender and humour in areas such as the New Lad culture in comedy and stand-up comedy
    * includes comic transcripts from TV sketches such as Clive Anderson and Peter Cook

    Introduction Unit one: 'Just for a laugh?' Unit two: 'I say, I say, I say' Unit three: The shock of the new Unit four: 'My mother-in-law ... ' Unit five: 'Crikey, that's a hard one!' Unit six: Written texts - literature Unit seven: Spoken humour -television and radio Unit eight: Stand-up comedy


    Alison Ross is a visiting lecturer at Leeds University and Sheffield Hallam University. She is a senior examiner and moderator for the NEAB English Language A Level.