There is a very common type of joke, much discussed in the literature, in which the punchline forces a reinterpretation of the preceding set-up. We sketch the discourse mechanisms which would be needed to give an adequate account of these jokes. The aim is to illuminate the internal workings of such jokes and also to outline what linguistic and logical mechanisms might be needed by a theory of joke structure.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of April Fools' Day Workshop on Computational Humour|
|Editors||Oliviero Stock, Carlo Strapparava, Anton Nijholt|
|Place of Publication||Enschede, Netherlands|
|Publisher||University of Twente|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
- computational humour, ambiguity, jokes, incongruity-resolution
- incongruity resolution