Prosody and Humor

ORCID logoSalvatore Attardo | Texas A&M University-Commerce
Manuela Maria Wagner | University of Connecticut
ORCID logoEduardo Urios-Aparisi | University of Connecticut
ISBN 9789027202758 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00
ISBN 9789027271181 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00
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This is the first-ever book-length collection of articles on the subject of prosody and humor. The chapters are written by the recognized leaders in the field and present the cutting edge of the research in this new interdisciplinary field of study. The book covers a broad range of languages, using several theoretical approaches, ranging from cognitive semantic theories, to discourse analysis, and anthropology. All the contributions are anchored in instrumental empirical data analysis. The topics covered range from humor in conversation, to sitcom scripts, from riddles to intonation jokes, from irony in a laboratory setting to irony occurring in conversation, from friends’ conversations in France, to business meetings in rural Brazil. The unifying theme is the search for markers of the humorous or ironical intentions of the speakers or of the genre of interaction. Originally published in Pragmatics & Cognition 19:2 (2011) and 19:3 (2011).
[Benjamins Current Topics, 55] 2013.  v, 192 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Attardo, Salvatore
2015. Humor and Laughter. In The Handbook of Discourse Analysis,  pp. 168 ff. DOI logo
Attardo, Salvatore
2019. Chapter 8. Humor and mirth. In Emotion in Discourse [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 302],  pp. 189 ff. DOI logo
Attardo, Salvatore
2020. Humor. In Handbook of Pragmatics [Handbook of Pragmatics, ],  pp. 155 ff. DOI logo
Fakhrkonandeh, Alireza
2020. Humour as an art of descent and negative dialectics : a deleuzian analysis of the functions of humour in Trevor Griffiths' Comedians. Brno studies in English :1  pp. 109 ff. DOI logo
Gönülal, Talip
2018. Laughing Matters: ELLs’ Comprehension and Perceptions of Humor. Cumhuriyet International Journal of Education 7:4  pp. 453 ff. DOI logo
Heros, Susana de los
2016. Humor étnico y discriminación enLa paisana Jacinta. Pragmática Sociocultural / Sociocultural Pragmatics 4:1  pp. 74 ff. DOI logo
Okhuosi, Ronke Eunice
2023. exploration of phonological jokes in Maryam Apaokagi's selected comedy skits. The European Journal of Humour Research 10:4  pp. 38 ff. DOI logo
Ruiz Gurillo, Leonor
2023. La pragmática de un etiquetaje pragmático para la plataforma Círculo de Lingüística Aplicada a la Comunicación 96  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Sánchez-Mompeán, Sofía
2020. Dubbing and Prosody at the Interface. In The Prosody of Dubbed Speech,  pp. 19 ff. DOI logo
Sánchez-Mompeán, Sofía
2020. Prosodically Speaking in Dubbing. In The Prosody of Dubbed Speech,  pp. 89 ff. DOI logo
Tao, Hongyin
2022. Multimodal amusement resonance as a conversation interactional device. East Asian Pragmatics 7:3  pp. 333 ff. DOI logo
Zawiszová, Halina
2018. On ´doing friendship´ in and through talk: Exploring conversational interactions of Japanese young people, DOI logo

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Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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