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A Semantic study of the script found in the humor of AA Gym's sermons

Abraham, Ricky (2004) A Semantic study of the script found in the humor of AA Gym's sermons. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

This study is about humor. It focuses on the scripts, and the semantic script-switch trigger. In his study, the writer intends to find out the scripts, and the semantic script-switch trigger used by Aa Gym within the humor, that he expressed. The writer chooses Aa Gym because the way he delivers his sermon is unique. Aa Gym provides examples of the uniqueness of expressing message or moral lesson in a different way, which is by using jokes that express humor. The writer uses Raskin?s theory of humor, scripts and semantic script-switch triggers. The writer analyzes all of those aspects that exist in the humor, which are delivered by Aa Gym in his sermons. The writer uses descriptive approach in analyzing the transcription of the series of sermons. After doing his analysis, the writer finds that opposing scripts and semantic script-switch trigger are important. For they will assist Aa Gym and the audience to comprehend humor. Aa Gym needs to have sufficient and pertinent background knowledge and beliefs to create the humor, as well as, expectation that correspond to the moral values that he wishes to share. The audience needs to have sufficient and pertinent background knowledge and beliefs in order to understand the humor and grasp Aa Gym?s message.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: semantic, script, humor, joke, sermons
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2011 10:11
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/7782

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