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dc.contributor.authorNaameh, William
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-17T13:54:47Z
dc.date.available2016-08-17T13:54:47Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/16076
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation investigates the phonosemantics of humourous utterances in English, asking whether humour in discourse can be controlled on a phonetic level. An experiment was set up to determine whether plosives affected participants' reactions to a series of jokes/one-liners. While no noticeable difference was ultimately observed, this dissertation lays the foundation for further research into the sound symbolism of humour, suggesting the use of recorded speech for data presentation, investigations into plosive quality, quantity, position and stress alignment, and research into the phonosemantic influence of vowels.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectHumouren_US
dc.subjectPhonosemanticsen_US
dc.subjectPragmaticsen_US
dc.subjectPlosivesen_US
dc.titleAlka-Seltzer. Chicken. Pickle. Can the use of plosives demonstrate an influence on humour in English utterances?en_US
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationnameMSc Master of Science
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