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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2020, 2(6); doi: 10.25236/FSST.2020.020611.

Study on Verbal Humor in Miao Fu and Wang Sheng’s Crosstalk from the Perspective of ICM Theory


Chen Ling

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Chen Ling

School of Foreign Languages, Qinghai Nationalities University, Qinghai 810007, China


Crosstalk is a Chinese traditional art. Since its inception in the late Qing Dynasty, crosstalk has always been loved by Chinese people, and it has also attracted a large number of scholars to study. In the 1980s, with the rise of cognitive linguistics, Chinese linguists have also begun to analyze the verbal humor of crosstalk from a cognitive perspective. ICM Theory is an influential theories in cognitive linguistics, conceptual blending theory, relevance theory and other cognitive theories are applied in crosstalk research. This study analyzes the verbal humor in Miao Fu and Wang Sheng’s crosstalk from the perspective of ICM theory and the reasons of its explanatory power.


Icm theory, Verbal humor, Crosstalk of miao fu and wang sheng

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Chen Ling. Study on Verbal Humor in Miao Fu and Wang Sheng’s Crosstalk from the Perspective of ICM Theory. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2020) Vol. 2 Issue 6: 45-50. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2020.020611.


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