Prosody and Humor
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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Table of Contents
Prosody and humorSalvatore Attardo, Manuela Maria Wagner and Eduardo Urios-Aparisi | pp. 189–201
Recognizing sarcasm without language: A cross-linguistic study of English and CantoneseHenry S. Cheang and Marc D. Pell | pp. 15–35
Prosodic and multimodal markers of humor in conversationSalvatore Attardo, Lucy Pickering and Amanda Baker | pp. 37–60
Prosody in spontaneous humor: Evidence for encryptionThomas Flamson, Gregory A. Bryant and H. Clark Barrett | pp. 61–80
Formulaic jokes in interaction: The prosody of riddle openingsChristy Bird | pp. 81–102
Verbal irony in the wildGregory A. Bryant | pp. 103–120
Rich pitch: The humorous effects of deaccent and L+H* pitch accentAnn Wennerstrom | pp. 121–142
Does prosody play a specific role in conversational humor?Roxane Bertrand and Béatrice Priego-Valverde | pp. 143–165
Prosody of humor in Sex and the CityEduardo Urios-Aparisi and Manuela Maria Wagner | pp. 167–188
Index | pp. 189–192
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General