Psycholinguistic approaches to humor
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Excerpt: "Humor both exposes and disrupts the usual ways of using language. It also disrupts the rigidity of conventional ways of thinking, for it plays not only with the rules of language but also with the rules of logic. Yet humor clearly has a logic of its own. In this chapter we will consider how the logic of humor has been - or could be - explored from the lens of psycholinguistics and how the range of psycholinguistic research methods can be enlisted to study humor."