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Polish highlander jokes and their targets

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Polish highlander jokes and their targets

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dc.contributor.author Chłopicki, Władysław [SAP11013631] pl
dc.contributor.author Brzozowska, Dorota pl
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-31T13:06:34Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-31T13:06:34Z
dc.date.issued 2017 pl
dc.identifier.uri https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/49497
dc.language eng pl
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dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/pl/legalcode *
dc.title Polish highlander jokes and their targets pl
dc.type JournalArticle pl
dc.description.physical 67-84 pl
dc.abstract.en The aim of the paper is to identify the characteristic features of jokes about Polish highlanders and analyse them to isolate the comic script of a highlander. This group of jokes is treated as a good illustration of Christie Davies’s ethnic jokes theory concerning canny versus stupid and centre versus periphery oppositions, as well as mind over matter. A particular type of reasoning and the use of regional dialect are distinctive features of the joke targets that make it possible to perceive these jokes as a culturally specific phenomenon. The head shepherd (called baca) is the key character of the cycle. He is a very down-to-earth person, who is proud of his practical wisdom and has a very relaxed attitude to life—a wise fool in some jokes, thus even resembling Good Soldier Švejk in some respects. His lifestyle is usually contrasted with that of ceper—a town dweller, coming to the highlands as a tourist—treated as a kind of intruder who asks stupid questions and does not know how to appreciate life and what really matters in it. The jokes about highlanders are analysed within the paradigm of General Theory of Verbal Humour, and particularly its reasoning and reversal Logical Mechanisms. Even though Christie Davies treated the Logical Mechanism with some scepticism, claiming it is of no use in the GTVH (Davies 2004, 2011b), he would not probably mind the logic of highlanders’ utterances and behaviour being analysed. We believe he may even have enjoyed that. pl
dc.subject.en highlander pl
dc.subject.en Polish pl
dc.subject.en logical mechanism pl
dc.subject.en comic script pl
dc.subject.en cleverness pl
dc.subject.en stupidity pl
dc.subject.en wise fool pl
dc.description.volume 5 pl
dc.description.number 4 pl
dc.description.publication 1,27 pl
dc.identifier.doi 10.7592/EJHR2017.5.4.chlopicki pl
dc.identifier.eissn 2307-700X pl
dc.title.journal The European Journal of Humour Research pl
dc.title.volume Special issue on playing with aggression : in memoriam Christie Davies pl
dc.language.container eng pl
dc.participation Chłopicki, Władysław: 50%; pl
dc.affiliation Wydział Filologiczny pl
dc.subtype Article pl
dc.rights.original CC-BY-NC-ND; otwarte czasopismo; ostateczna wersja wydawcy; w momencie opublikowania; 0 pl
dc.identifier.project ROD UJ / P pl


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