Book review: Knospe, Sebastian, Onysko, Alexander & Goth, Maik (eds.). (2016). Crossing Languages to Play with Words: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter.



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Georgalidou, M. (2021). Book review: Knospe, Sebastian, Onysko, Alexander & Goth, Maik (eds.). (2016). Crossing Languages to Play with Words: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter. The European Journal of Humour Research, 9(1), 175–183. Retrieved from


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