Article published in:Prosody and Humor
Edited by Salvatore Attardo, Manuela Maria Wagner and Eduardo Urios-Aparisi
[Benjamins Current Topics 55] 2013
► pp. 37–60
Prosodic and multimodal markers of humor in conversation
This case study extends the findings of Pickering et al. 2009 to the domain of conversational humor. We find that, as was the case in humorous narratives, conversational humor is not marked by higher pitch or volume, increased speech rate, or significant pauses. Unlike narrative humor, conversational humor is not produced at a lower pitch and slower rate than non-humorous parts of the text. We find that smiling and laughter tend to occur with humor.
Published online: 06 December 2013