A Study on the Puns in English Advertisement from the Perspective of Relevance Theory
Available Online March 2018.
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- Relevance Theory, pun, English advertisement, context.
- As a vital product of the contemporary society, advertisement has drawn much attention. The advertisers pay much attention to language strategies for the sake of leaving impression on the audience within limited time and space. Among a lot of different linguistic rhetorical devices, pun is seen as the most important one. It has been many years since advertising languages were studied. Many scholars studied it from different expects. Pun has also been studied from a variety of angles. However, those studies were almost limited to its definition, features, classifications and rhetoric effects, and less attention has been paid to the application of puns in field of advertising. Thus, the purpose of the paper is to show how people understand puns in advertisements more effectively.
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TY - CONF AU - Yujie Chang PY - 2018/03 DA - 2018/03 TI - A Study on the Puns in English Advertisement from the Perspective of Relevance Theory BT - 2nd International Conference on Economics and Management, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences (EMEHSS 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 211 EP - 217 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/emehss-18.2018.43 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/emehss-18.2018.43 ID - Chang2018/03 ER -