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Acknowledgements
Abstract (English)
Abstract (German)
1 General Introduction
2 History of Stand-up Comedy
3 Jerry Seinfeld
4 Steven Wright
5 Data
6 Transcription Conventions
7 Humor Theories
7.1. Incongruity Theories
7.2. Hostility Theories
7.3. Release Theories
7.4. The General Theory of Verbal Humor
7.4.1. The Semantic Script-based Theory of Humor (SSTH)
7.4.2. The General Theory of Verbal Humor (GTVH)
8.1. The Internal Structure of Jokes
8.2. Characteristic Forms of Jokes
and Conversational Joke Telling
9.3. Joke Performance in Stand-up Comedy
9.4. The Central Role of the Audience
10 Joke Techniques
10.1. Paralanguage
10.2. Ridicule
10.3. Satire
10.4. Power, Solidarity and Politeness
11 The Use of Figurative Language in Stand-up Comedy
11.1. Wordplay, Puns and Ambiguity
11.2. Implication and Allusion
11.3. Hyperbole
12 Linguistic Features of Joke Telling
12.1. Repetition
12.2. Formulaicity
12.3. Disfluencies
12.3.1. Pauses
12.3.2. False Starts
12.4. Discourse Markers
12.5. Intonation
13 Analyzing Verbal Humor in Stand-up Comedy
Telling You for the Last Time
13.1.1. Ridicule
13.1.2. Intonation and Paralanguage
13.1.3. Repetition
13.1.4. Hyperbole
13.1.5. Wordplay and Punning
13.1.7. Direct Address to the Audience
13.1.8. Transitions
13.2.1. Ridicule
13.2.2. Hyperbole
13.2.3. Wordplay and Punning
13.2.4. Intonation and Paralanguage
13.2.5. Repetition
13.2.6. Disfluencies
13.2.7. Direct Address to the Audience
13.2.8. Transitions
13.2.9. Summary
14 Development of Humor in Stand-up Comedy
15 Conclusions
16 References
17 Appendix
17.1. Transcription Conventions
17.3. Transcript Steven Wright: I Have a Pony
17.4. Transcript Steven Wright: I Still Have a Pony
17.5. German Summary
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