Messerli, Thomas C. (2019). Will Ferrell (1967– ). In Baumgartner, J. C. (Ed.), American Political Humor: Masters of Satire and Their Impact on U.S. Policy and Culture(pp. 519–521). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC CLIO.

Messerli, Thomas C. (2019). Subtitles and cinematic meaning-making: Interlingual subtitles as textual agents. Multilingua, 38(5),529–546.

Messerli, Thomas C., & Yu Di (2018): Multimodal construction of soccer-related humor on Twitter and Instagram. In Askin, R., Diederich C., & Bieri, A. (Eds.), The Aesthetics, Poetics, and Rhetoric of Soccer (pp. 227–255). London: Routledge.

Messerli, Thomas C. (2017). Sitcom humour as ventriloquism. Lingua, 197, 16–33.

Messerli, Thomas C. (2017). Participation structure in fictional discourse: Authors, scriptwriters, audiences and characters. In Miriam A. Locher & Andreas H. Jucker (Eds.), Pragmatics of Fiction. Handbooks of Pragmatics, vol. 12 (pp. 25–54). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Messerli, Thomas C. (2016). Extradiegetic and character laughter as markers of humorous intentions in the sitcom 2 Broke Girls. Journal of Pragmatics, 95, 79–92. [PDF]


Messerli, Thomas C. (under review). Ocean's Eleven's Scene 12 – Lost in Transcription.

Messerli, Thomas C. (under review). Repetition in sitcom humour.

Messerli, Thomas C. (under review). Subtitled artefacts as communication – the case of Ocean's Eleven's Scene 12.

Messerli, Thomas C. (in preparation). Repetition in Telecinematic Humour: How US American sitcoms employ formal and semantic repetition in the construction of multimodal humour. (Monograph based on doctoral thesis).