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Humor in Slavic
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This article provides a review of research on humor based on Slavic data. The discussion covers forms and genres of humor as well as the function of humor in different contexts. The context for this discussion is provided by a brief initial overview of linguistic perspectives on humor.

Humor is a complex and multifaceted phenomenon. It is notoriously difficult to define and has been analyzed from the perspective of di…

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Thielemann, Nadine, “Humor in Slavic”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief General Editor Marc L. Greenberg, Lenore A. Grenoble. Consulted online on 03 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_038600>
First published online: 2021

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