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Proverbs in SMS messages : archaic and modern communication
(Turun yliopisto, 2018-08-16)
This theory-oriented dissertation focuses on proverbs in contemporary use. The aim is to highlight one of the ways proverbs are used and interpreted in everyday communication using colloquial written language. The empirical ...
Intimately allegorical : the poetics of self-mediation in stand-up comedy
(Turun yliopisto, 2019-05-24)
The dissertation presents stand-up comedy as a genre of embodied verbal art and semiotic interaction. In particular, the study elaborates on how stand-up comics mediate themselves in a public arena and playfully thematize ...