Irony in Language Use and Communication

| Aristotle University
| University of Alberta
ISBN 9789027209856 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027264824 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Editors and contributors
Introduction: The irony of irony
Herbert L. Colston and Angeliki Athanasiadou
Part I. Interdisciplinary perspectives on irony
Chapter 1. Irony performance and perception: What underlies verbal, situational and other ironies?
Herbert L. Colston
Chapter 2. How does irony arise in experience?
Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr. and Patrawat Samermit
Chapter 3. In defense of an ecumenical approach to irony
Robert Willison
Part II. Irony, thought and (media) communication
Chapter 4. Introducing a three-dimensional model of verbal irony: Irony in language, in thought, and in communication
Christian Burgers and Gerard J. Steen
Chapter 5. On ironic puns in Portuguese authentic oral data: How does multiple meaning make irony work?
Hanna J. Batoréo
Chapter 6. Irony and sarcasm in follow-ups of metaphorical slogans
Andreas Musolff
Part III. Approaches to verbal irony
Chapter 7. Irony, pretence and fictively-elaborating hyperbole
John Barnden
Chapter 8. Cognitive modeling and irony
Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez
Chapter 9. Irony has a metonymic basis
Angeliki Athanasiadou
Part IV. Approaches to studying irony
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
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 N. Katz
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
Name index
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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Brône, Geert
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Colston, Herbert L.
2019.  In Indirect Reports and Pragmatics in the World Languages [Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology, 19],  pp. 109 ff. Crossref logo
Galera Masegosa, Alicia
2020. The role of echoing in meaning construction and interpretation. Review of Cognitive Linguistics 18:1  pp. 19 ff. Crossref logo
Tong, Ying & Chaoqun Xie
2019. Lawrence N. Berlin, Elda Weizman and Anita Fetzer (eds.) The dynamics of political discourse: Forms and functions of follow-ups . Functions of Language 26:3  pp. 372 ff. Crossref logo

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Subjects & Metadata

Communication Studies

Communication Studies


BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017041490 | Marc record