Modeling Irony

A cognitive-pragmatic account

| Polytechnic University of Valencia
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ISBN 9789027210814 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
 
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This book adopts a broad cognitive-pragmatic perspective on irony which sees ironic meaning as the result of complex inferential activity arising from conflicting conceptual scenarios. This view of irony is the basis for an analytically productive integrative account capable of bridging gaps among disciplines and of recontextualizing and solving some controversies. Among the topics covered in its pages, readers will find an overview of previous linguistic and non-linguistic approaches. They will also find definitional and taxonomic criteria, an exhaustive exploration of the elements of the ironic act, and a study of their complex forms of interaction. The book also explores the relationship between irony, banter and sarcasm, and it studies how irony interacts with other figurative uses of language. Finally, the book spells out the conditions for “felicitous” irony and re-interprets traditional ironic types (e.g., Socratic, rhetoric, satiric, etc.), in the light of the unified approach it proposes.
[Figurative Thought and Language, 12]  Expected March 2022.  ix, 170 pp. + index
Publishing status: In production
Table of Contents
This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
Acknowledgements
Chapter 1. In search of a unified framework
Chapter 2. Theoretical pre-requisites
Chapter 3. The epistemic and the observable scenarios
Chapter 4. Structural elements in irony
Chapter 5. Ironic uses
Chapter 6. Conclusions
References
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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