The article presents statistical evidence for the claim that the distribution of humor in Oscar Wilde’s Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime and Douglas Adams’s The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is not random and differs significantly between both texts. Using the methodology of the General Theory of Verbal Humor, all the instances of humour in both texts were identified and recorded. The distance between each instance was then calculated and subjected to analysis. The statistical model used to prove the hypotheses is explained in some detail and some hypothe ses to explain the findings are presented.

The distribution of humour in literary texts is not random: a statistical analysis

CORDUAS, MARCELLA;
2010

Abstract

The article presents statistical evidence for the claim that the distribution of humor in Oscar Wilde’s Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime and Douglas Adams’s The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is not random and differs significantly between both texts. Using the methodology of the General Theory of Verbal Humor, all the instances of humour in both texts were identified and recorded. The distance between each instance was then calculated and subjected to analysis. The statistical model used to prove the hypotheses is explained in some detail and some hypothe ses to explain the findings are presented.
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