August 31, 2010

The SMUT model and the General Theory of Verbal Humo(u)r

Critical theory (I guess) applied to Father Ted:

In terms of the theory offered here, the notion of setting follows in part the traditional argument in linguistic pragmatics about how utterance interpretation is shaped by and is heavily dependent on features of interactive context.

This is the scene being analyzed, by the way:

Posted by Dr. Frank at August 31, 2010 06:37 PM | TrackBack