Humor and language: Humor og sprog

Vilhelm Lucas, Jesper Schnedler Henriksen, Marie Galting, Susan June Pejtersen, Lasse Lindegaard Pedersen, Christine Van Kuylenstierna & Javor Loznica

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


By looking at stand-up comedian Russell Peters’s show “The Green Card Tour”, we seek an understanding of how sociolinguistics and humor correlates and are applied for comedic effect. In order to achieve the latter, this project will firstly attempt to explain sociolinguistics and humor in relation to each other. Later, those concepts will be applied to the chosen sections within the The Green Card Tour, specifically revolving around how Russell Peters achieves comedic effect. The objective of this project is to explain – with help from our theoretical approaches – how comedic effect is achieved, in the specific case of the stand-up comedy genre. Along with the aforementioned sociolinguistic and humor approaches, a phonetic approach will be applied.

UddannelserEngelsk, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato28 maj 2014
VejledereAnne Fabricius


  • Language
  • Humor