Two lessons from Christie Davies

Salvatore Attardo

Abstract


Two important methodological lessons are highlighted, using examples from Christie Davies' work: the significance of negative evidence and of terminological precision.

Keywords


negative evidence, jokes, prosody

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References


Davies, C. (1998). ‘The dog that didn't bark in the night: A new sociological approach to the cross cultural study of humor’, in Ruch, W. (ed.), The Sense of Humor, Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter, pp. 293–306.

Davies, C. (2000). ‘Questions of power and theory: A reply to Salvatore Attardo’, Humor: International Journal of Humor Research 13(4), pp. 469–72.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7592/EJHR2017.5.4.attardo

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