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La risa en los Chistes de Facebook
Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Spanish.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0150-0552
2013 (Spanish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [es]

People tell jokes in order to amuse and produce laughter. It is possible to represent laughter in the cyberspace discourse by writing how it sounds or by using a representation of a facial expression formed by various combinations of keyboard characters called emoticon. Jokes are appreciated by both men and women in our society but is there any difference between the way they represent laughter in the cyberspace discourse?

In this research, we use the qualitative and quantitative method. First, we analyze the mechanism of linguistic construction of five jokes and their types and techniques based on Freud’s theory about this subject. Then we present the reactions produced by the jokes found in a social network and focus in the written representation of the laughter.

The results show us that more women than men react to the jokes by writing a comment. The most popular laughter used by both men and women in a Spanish social network is "jajajaja" and the emoticon "XD". We have also found that people use the international laughter "hahahaha" and more women than men use "jejeje" to represent laughter in the same network. Although each individual has a laughter style, the way people represent the laughter graphically in the cyberspace discourse is almost the same between men and women but it differs in the way they use them as a reaction to the type and technique of the joke.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 29 p.
Keyword [es]
Representación gráfica de la risa, chistes, facebook, emoticonos
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-12229OAI: diva2:621983
2013-01-16, 16:51 (Spanish)
Available from: 2013-05-20 Created: 2013-05-19 Last updated: 2013-05-20Bibliographically approved

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