Funny story... Reasoning and perspective taking in humorous interaction

We show how a dialogical account of humour using dialogue semantics and topoi allows us to account for written jokes with an idealised audience as well as joke tellings in interaction using examples from the British National Corpus and social media. Our account gives a fine-grained precise formal definition of the notions of script compatibility and opposition from theories of humour whilst also taking the incremental processing of jokes into account.
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In Proceedings
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17th International Pragmatics Conference
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