Irony in Language Use and Communication

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| Aristotle University
| University of Alberta
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The volume provides original research and analyses of the multi-faceted conceptual and verbal process(es) of irony. Key topics explored include interdisciplinary perspectives and approaches to the study of irony. Collectively, the papers examine irony from psychology, embodiment studies, philosophy, cognitive linguistics, the connection and impact of irony on culture and (media) communication, different approaches to verbal irony and others—ultimately attempting to model the mechanisms underlying ironic forms and the psycholinguistic motivations for their investigation. The comprehensive treatment of these issues is fundamental for future research on irony and related phenomena, particularly on questions of its usage, the diversity and/or unity of irony and ultimately the interrelationships between figurative thought and language.
[Figurative Thought and Language, 1]  2017.  x, 282 pp.
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Table of Contents
Editors and contributors
vii–viii
Foreword
Introduction: The irony of irony
Herbert L. Colston and Angeliki Athanasiadou
1–16
Part I. Interdisciplinary perspectives on irony
20–83
Chapter 1. Irony performance and perception: What underlies verbal, situational and other ironies?
Herbert L. Colston
19–42
Chapter 2. How does irony arise in experience?
Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr. and Patrawat Samermit
43–60
Chapter 3. In defense of an ecumenical approach to irony
Robert Willison
61–84
Part II. Irony, thought and (media) communication
88–141
Chapter 4. Introducing a three-dimensional model of verbal irony: Irony in language, in thought, and in communication
Christian Burgers and Gerard J. Steen
87–108
Chapter 5. On ironic puns in Portuguese authentic oral data: How does multiple meaning make irony work?
Hanna J. Batoréo
109–126
Chapter 6. Irony and sarcasm in follow-ups of metaphorical slogans
Andreas Musolff
127–142
Part III. Approaches to verbal irony
146–216
Chapter 7. Irony, pretence and fictively-elaborating hyperbole
John Barnden
145–178
Chapter 8. Cognitive modeling and irony
Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez
179–200
Chapter 9. Irony has a metonymic basis
Angeliki Athanasiadou
201–216
Part IV. Approaches to studying irony
220–276
Chapter 10. Defaultness shines while affirmation pales: On idioms, sarcasm, and pleasure
Rachel Giora, Dalia Meytes, Ariela Tamir, Shir Givoni, Vered Heruti and Ofer Fein
219–236
Chapter 11. The standard experimental approach to the study of irony: Let us not be hasty in throwing out the baby with the bathwater
Albert Katz
237–254
Chapter 12. Investigating sarcasm comprehension using eye-tracking during reading: What are the roles of literality, familiarity, and echoic mention?
Alexandra Țurcan and Ruth Filik
255–276
Foreword
x
Name index
277–278
Subject index
“[T]his cognitively oriented volume commences an important book series which is bound to attract authors and readers from a variety of disciplines, including pragmatics.”
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Subjects

Communication Studies

Communication Studies

Philosophy

Philosophy
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017041490