Date of Award
Master of Arts in English Composition
The purpose of this thesis is to reveal some of the behavioral characteristics of a specific type of laughter that I term "feigned laughter," and how it is used in the context of face-threatening-utterances (FTUs), or utterances that threaten the face needs of an individual.
Lee, Dirkson Christopher, "I don't know why it's funny, but I'll laugh anyway: Analysis of feigned laughter in the context of face-threatening-utterances" (2001). Theses Digitization Project. 1965.