Title
"When a joke's a joke and when it's too much" : mateship as a key to interpreting jocular FTAs in Australian English "When a joke's a joke and when it's too much" : mateship as a key to interpreting jocular FTAs in Australian English
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Arts. Linguistics and Literature
Publication type
article
Publication
Amsterdam ,
Subject
Linguistics
Source (journal)
Journal of pragmatics: an interdisciplinary quarterly of language studies. - Amsterdam
Volume/pages
60(2014) , p. 121-139
ISSN
0378-2166
ISI
000331411500010
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
This exploratory study focuses on interactions containing jocular FTAs in Australian English in relation to cultural attitudes that are valued in an Anglo-Australian cultural context. Not taking yourself too seriously is considered a preference in the English-speaking world, but what seems to make it even more prominent in Australia is not its humorous potential, but rather a strong link with mateship, i.e. projecting equality. The results of this study show not only a difference between public and personal offence taken at FTAs, but also a clear connection that can be observed between the category of mateship and public offence. Furthermore, a distinction between laughter (an omnipresent reaction in the analysed data), funniness and mateship in relation to public offence is made. The findings are based on interactions from the television gameshow Big Brother Australia 2012.
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