Prosody and Humor

| Texas A&M University-Commerce
| University of Connecticut
| University of Connecticut
ISBN 9789027202758 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00
ISBN 9789027271181 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00
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
Table of Contents
Prosody and humor
Salvatore Attardo, Manuela Maria Wagner and Eduardo Urios-Aparisi
Recognizing sarcasm without language: A cross-linguistic study of English and Cantonese
Henry S. Cheang and Marc D. Pell
Prosodic and multimodal markers of humor in conversation
Salvatore Attardo, Lucy Pickering and Amanda Baker
Prosody in spontaneous humor: Evidence for encryption
Thomas Flamson, Gregory A. Bryant and H. Clark Barrett
Formulaic jokes in interaction: The prosody of riddle openings
Christy Bird
Verbal irony in the wild
Gregory A. Bryant
Rich pitch: The humorous effects of deaccent and L+H* pitch accent
Ann Wennerstrom
Does prosody play a specific role in conversational humor?
Roxane Bertrand and Béatrice Priego-Valverde
Prosody of humor in Sex and the City
Eduardo Urios-Aparisi and Manuela Maria Wagner
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
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