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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2024, 7(3); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2024.070324.

A Study of Lin Yutang's Humorous Discourse


Kang Xinyue

Corresponding Author:
Kang Xinyue

Tianjin Foreign Studies University, Tianjin, China


Humor is a hallmark feature of Lin Yutang's literary creations. This paper analyzes Lin Yutang's use of humor to criticize social reality, portray characters, and import new expressions into English in Moment in Peking. In addition, the paper also discusses his humorous language from a rhetorical perspective. Mr. Lin Yutang's full use of humor in his works reflects the literary talent and style of a master humorist, prompting people to value the function of humor in literary creation.


Humor; Lin Yutang; Language function; Rhetoric

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Kang Xinyue. A Study of Lin Yutang's Humorous Discourse. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2024) Vol. 7, Issue 3: 156-160. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2024.070324.


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