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Understanding of humorous intentions: A developmental approach

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Understanding of humorous intentions : A developmental approach. / Hoicka, Elena.

Metapragmatics of Humor: Current research trends. ed. / Leonor Ruiz-Gurillo . John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2016. p. 257-272 (IVITRA Research in Linguistics and Literature; Vol. 14).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

Harvard

Hoicka, E 2016, Understanding of humorous intentions: A developmental approach. in L Ruiz-Gurillo (ed.), Metapragmatics of Humor: Current research trends. IVITRA Research in Linguistics and Literature, vol. 14, John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp. 257-272. https://doi.org/10.1075/ivitra.14.13hoi

APA

Hoicka, E. (2016). Understanding of humorous intentions: A developmental approach. In L. Ruiz-Gurillo (Ed.), Metapragmatics of Humor: Current research trends (pp. 257-272). (IVITRA Research in Linguistics and Literature; Vol. 14). John Benjamins Publishing Company. https://doi.org/10.1075/ivitra.14.13hoi

Vancouver

Hoicka E. Understanding of humorous intentions: A developmental approach. In Ruiz-Gurillo L, editor, Metapragmatics of Humor: Current research trends. John Benjamins Publishing Company. 2016. p. 257-272. (IVITRA Research in Linguistics and Literature). https://doi.org/10.1075/ivitra.14.13hoi

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Hoicka, Elena. / Understanding of humorous intentions : A developmental approach. Metapragmatics of Humor: Current research trends. editor / Leonor Ruiz-Gurillo . John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2016. pp. 257-272 (IVITRA Research in Linguistics and Literature).

Bibtex

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