CONTEMPORARY JOKELORE: POST-SOCIALISM -- INTERNET -- COGNITIVITY, ESF 6759
- Head of the project: Arvo Krikmann.
- Rein Saukas, 2006
- Liisi Laineste
The project is a follow-up to the now finished grant 4935, "Contemporary Estonian Folk Humour" funded by the Estonian Science Foundation. The main aims of the present project are:
1. In collaboration with humour scholars from other countries of the
previous Eastern block, getting insight into the state of "social" (i.e.
ethnic and political) jokes in the today's post-socialist countries and
finding out the main changes that have happened in the folk humour of
these countries after the socialist camp collapsed.
- 2. Describing the contemporary state of oral joke-telling and the
relationships of oral and Internet jokes in Estonia.
- 3. Specifying the nature of folk humour (primarily, contemporary jokes) as a type of communication and a cognitive phenomenon, examining the
relationships between verbal humour and figurative speech.
- 4. Completing and publishing the ATU index of the older Estonian folk
jokes (naljandid), separately or as a part of a general register of
Estonian folktales. Continuing work on the database of Estonian Internet
jokes, enhancing its user interface and developing the system of
categorization of jokes.
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