Zaisanova Elena Viktorovna Admiral Ushakov State Maritime University
Abstract. The article sets the task to consider pun as a means of creating the comic in anecdote. The properties and existing classifications of pun are analyzed, and the attention is paid to the functional aspect. As a result of the study the main functions of pun when creating a comic effect in anecdote that make it figurative, dynamic, memorable and funny are revealed.
Key words and phrases: анекдот, каламбур, комическое, комический эффект, функции каламбура, языковая игра, anecdote, pun, comic, comic effect, functions of pun, language game.
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