Date: Sun, 21 May 1995 10:22:24 -0400

From: "E. Wayles Browne" ewb2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CORNELL.EDU

Subject: Study of jokes

Milan Sipka, a Slavist in Sarajevo (yes, there's scholarly life in Sarajevo,

amid the siege!) writes to me on e-mail that he is working on a book

to be called "Linguistic Means of Creating Jokes." He asks me what

there is in American linguistics on similar topics. I have heard of works

by Victor Raskin, but would appreciate exact citations. If anyone can

suggest bibliography, or provide extracts from articles that I can

send by e-mail, I'd be very grateful.

Please reply on the list or to me directly, ewb2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] .

Wayles Browne, Assoc. Prof. of Linguistics

Dept. of Modern Languages and Linguistics, Morrill Hall

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York 14853, U.S.A.

tel. 607-255-0712 (o), 607-273-3009 (h)

e-mail ewb2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] (1989 to 1993 was: jn5j[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]cornella.bitnet //