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Humor in Language

Salvatore Attardo.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Linguistics; Pragmatics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics. 7342 words.

Interest in the linguistics of humor is widespread and dates since classical times. Several theoretical models have been proposed to describe and explain the function of humor in language....

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Linguistic Landscape of Ethiopia

Elizabeth Lanza and Hirut Woldemariam.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online June 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics. 10252 words.

The linguistic landscape (henceforth LL) has proven to be a fruitful approach for investigating various societal dimensions of written language use in the public sphere. First introduced in...

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Prescriptive Attitudes to English Usage

Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade and Carmen Ebner.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Linguistics; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Sociolinguistics. 11819 words.

Taking a sociolinguistic approach to prescriptivism in English usage, this article presents different methods by which highly frequent usage problems can be analyzed as to their current...

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World Englishes

Edgar W. Schneider.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Linguistics; Language Families; Sociolinguistics. 10339 words.

English clearly is the world’s most widely used language in the early 21st century: the language of formal and other interactions in very many countries, the main tool of globalization, and...

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