Han, Seong-il. 2002. A Sociolinguistic Study of Humor Text. The Sociolinguistic Journal of Korea, 10(1). The Purpose of this study is to analyze humor texts using sociolinguistic. A comparison of characters and materials of classical tales and those of humor texts indicated that humor texts inherited and added to the components of classical tales. Following an overall examination of humor texts, transitions used in humor texts were investigated. Humor texts employed sequential as well as radiative transitions. Humor stories typically began with sequential transitions and then moved on using radiative transitions. The rapid speed of transition characterized humor texts. Taboo words were used as staple humor materials because people want to liberate suppressed pleasures constrained by binding realities through humor texts. In particular, sex used as story materials. The frequent use of dialects, appears to be closely related to gender. The males were heavier users of dialects than the females ; this is attributed to the fact that the females are under the social pressure to appear tame and their desire to secure social status, which the use of the standard language facilitates.