Date of Award
Thesis Professor Department
Literature and Language
Yousif Elhindi, Patrick Cronin
This study investigates the creation of humor in the dialog of the television sit-com Seinfeld to gain a deeper understanding of humor techniques in a long format. By analyzing six episodes of the series, it is seen that the Incongruity Theory of Humor, violations of Grice’s maxims of the Cooperative Principle, and perspective clashes (such as miscommunications) are essential to the humor throughout each episode.
East Tennessee State University
Honors Thesis - Open Access
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King, Lindsey N., "“A Show about Language”: A Linguistic Investigation of the Creation of Humor in Seinfeld" (2017). Undergraduate Honors Theses. Paper 385. https://dc.etsu.edu/honors/385
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