Analysis of English Joke Structures: A Socio-Discoursal Perspective

Document Type : Review Article


English Department, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Iran


Drawing on Vahid Dastjerdi & Ahmadvand (2013) concerning different modes of communication through jokes as a way for people to express their philosophical, psychological, sociological, anthropological, and political concerns, the current study tries to reconsider 20 strategies used in English jokes, but not in SMS domain, rather in Instagram and Facebook. Simply put, this study intends to find and analyze strategies used in English jokes on Instagram and Facebook to make people laugh and to compare them with the results of the above-mentioned research. The findings will have implications for discourse analysts as well as EFL material developers to have a better understanding of the English native speakers’ joke structures and humorous discourse.  


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Volume 2, Issue 1 - Serial Number 1
ISBN 9783899664812
January 2022
Pages 69-82
  • Receive Date: 10 June 2022
  • Accept Date: 10 June 2022