The purpose of this chapter is to locate the linguistic theories within the space of humor theory at large. As such, this chapter is largely meta-theoretical, i.e., it addresses theories as objects and attempts to provide elements of a meta-theory of the field, or at least of a description thereof. The descriptions of the theories should not be construed as treatments, even partial ones, of said theories. They are mere signposts, labels to facilitate the recognition of a given theory or approach. Readers are implicitly invited to refer to fuller treatments of each individual theory.