language in comedy
hi, i am doing a coursework on Language in comedy. my (self imposed) brief is "how scriptwriters use language to create comedy and develop characters" i am using The Thin Blue Line BBC comedy to do this. the thing is i have looked high and low to try and find some decent info on how language is used for comedy, searching google etc, but cannot find anything useful yet. can any of you help plz?
any useful sites/tips/books that i could go to that might tell me this?
whenever i search google it usually takes me to BBC sites or Amazon script books...
i have also posed this in General language discussion but have realised this might be a better place for it...
Re: language in comedy
There are two things you can do.
1) Contact the Sociolinguistics Department at your local university or at universities on the Net and ask the professors there what resources they recommend you read. :D Don't be shy! They'd be more than happy to help you out. 8)
2) Go to the library and request the following dissertation:
Humour, Language and Narrative: Towards a Discourse Analysis of Literary Comedy by Isabel Ermida
All the best, :D
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