Lenguage as Instrument of Humor in Harold Pinter´s The Dumb Waiter and Mountain Language.

This article analyzes the resources that generate the particular linguistic humor in Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter and Mountain Language under holo-cultural theoretical premises of humor, as proposed by Alford and Alford. Insults, scatological references, misunderstandings, and the use of black humor are...

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Autores Principales: Saravia Vargas, Juan Carlos, Saravia Vargas, José Roberto, Monge Alvarado, Sussana
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: IIArte, Universidad de Costa Rica. 2015
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Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/escena/article/view/22580
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/19673
Sumario: This article analyzes the resources that generate the particular linguistic humor in Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter and Mountain Language under holo-cultural theoretical premises of humor, as proposed by Alford and Alford. Insults, scatological references, misunderstandings, and the use of black humor are observed to conclude whether or not Pinter’s early and late work include them and if those resources become more universal.