Book review: Bell, Nancy (2015). We Are Not Amused: Failed Humor in Interaction. Humor Research 10. Berlin, Boston, Munich: De Gruyter Mouton. 184 pp.

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Book review: Bell, Nancy (2015). We Are Not Amused: Failed Humor in Interaction. Humor Research 10. Berlin, Boston, Munich: De Gruyter Mouton. 184 pp.

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Bell, N. (2007b). ‘Humor comprehension: Lessons learned from cross-cultural interaction’. Humor 20 (4), pp. 367–387.

Bell, N. (2009). ‘Impolite responses to failed humor’, in Chiaro, D & Norrick, N. (eds.), Humor in Interaction. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 143–163.

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Wolfson, N. (1988). ‘The bulge: A theory of speech behavior and social distance’, in Fine, J. (ed.), Second Language Discourse: A Textbook of Current Research, Norwood: Ablex, pp. 21–38.


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