Wallace Chafe

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Publications on Laughter and Humor

1987.   Humor as a Disabling Mechanism. American Behavioral Scientist 30: 16-25.


1998.  Polysynthetic Puns. In Leanne Hinton and Pamela Munro (eds.), Studies in American Indian Languages: Description and Theory, 187-189.  University of California Publications in Linguistics, Vol. 131. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.


2002.   Laughing while Talking. Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics 2001, Linguistics, Language, and the Real World: Discourse and Beyond, 36-49. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.


2007.  The Importance of Not Being Earnest: The Feeling Behind Laughter and Humor. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.