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dc.contributor.authorViana, Amadeu
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-10T11:01:24Z
dc.date.available2018-01-10T11:01:24Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn2307-700X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/62323
dc.description.abstractThis paper argues in favour of considering humour and laughter as embodied signs of the ancient, sympathetic, figurative mode of the human mind, still working with us in dance, music, singing and literary activity. Starting from steady evolutionary provisos, both the continuity and the departing lines between nonhuman vocalisations and human laughter are considered. Along the Duchenne and non-Duchenne expression types, we analyse the developmental extension of laughter, both social and cognitive, probably under complex imitative forms through millennia until the emergence of articulated languages. Then, we try to explain the particular attachment of humour and laughter to evolutionary achievements in the symbolic domain. Thus, from a cognitive and semiotic framework, here it is argued that the old signal of play and joy might have evolved on a par with full connectivity and unbounded associations promoted by symbolic activity, clinging to new meanings and abilities, but still governed by the conjoined social work of sanction and solidarity, a pattern that humour shows all over around. As a particular reflex of ancient multimodality, laughter (with humour) seems akin to participative, mythical modes of thinking that were in full force and effect at the beginning of human societies, rooted in metaphors and figurativeness. Since both humour and laughter still find their way in the contemporary contexts of free associations, human projections and extended agentivity, they could be properly considered as the embodied, old counterpart of the imaginative dimension of symbolic activity.ca_ES
dc.language.isoengca_ES
dc.publisherCracow Tertium Society for the Promotion of Language Studiesca_ES
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a https://doi.org/10.7592/EJHR2017.5.1.vianaca_ES
dc.relation.ispartofEuropean Journal of Humour Research, 2017, vol. 5, núm. 1, p. 1-18ca_ES
dc.rightscc-by-nc-nd (c) Viana, 2017ca_ES
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectEvolutionca_ES
dc.subjectMindca_ES
dc.subjectLaughterca_ES
dc.subjectSemioticsca_ES
dc.titleHumour and laughter as vestiges of evolutionca_ES
dc.typearticleca_ES
dc.identifier.idgrec025741
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionca_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessca_ES
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.7592/EJHR2017.5.1.viana


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