Highly recommended not only for researchers and students working on language teaching, linguistics, pragmatics, and intercultural communication, but also for language teachers who could be inspired and motivated by the different approaches included therein.
In Bridging the Humor Barrier, readers can find a comprehensive introduction into teaching about humor in their classrooms and providing their students the skills they need in order to understand and produce their own humorous conversations. In addition, its articles and plethora of sources used throughout the text serves as a solid jumping point for those who wish to delve into researching further into the topic. It balances this research well with practical guidelines and suggestions, resulting in a well-rounded text that would be a welcome addition in any language educator’s collection. This text should be of interest to all language educators, as well as educators at large who wish to incorporate culturally literate, culturally sensitive humor into their teaching practices.