Metapragmatics of Humor

Current research trends

| University of Alicante
ISBN 9789027240200 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027266378 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Metapragmatics of Humor: Current research trends contributes to a new area in the pragmatics of humor: its conception as a metapragmatic ability. The book collects thirteen chapters organized into three parts: Revisions and applications of General Theory of Verbal Humor (GTVH) in a metapragmatic context; Metapragmatic awareness of humor across textual modes; and Metapragmatic practices within the acquisition of humor. Thus, this book provides an up-to-date panorama of this field, where metapragmatic abilities are described in adults as well as in children, on humorous and non-humorous genres — jokes, cartoons, humorous monologues, parodies, conversation, Twitter —, and using several approaches, such as GTVH, multimodality, conversational analysis, eye-tracking methodology, etc.
[IVITRA Research in Linguistics and Literature, 14]  2016.  vi, 301 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Exploring metapragmatics of humor
Leonor Ruiz-Gurillo
Part 1. Revisions and applications of General Theory of Verbal Humor (GTVH) in a metapragmatic context
The variables of the evaluative functional relationship: The case of humorous discourse
Laura Alba-Juez
Humor and advertising in Twitter: An approach from the General Theory of Verbal Humor and Metapragmatics
Ana Pano Alamán and Ana Mancera Rueda
Beyond verbal incongruity: A genre-specific model for the interpretation of humor in political cartoons
Marta Agüero Guerra
Metapragmatics of humor: Variability, negotiability and adaptability in humorous monologues
Leonor Ruiz-Gurillo
Part 2. Metapragmatic awareness of humor across textual modes
Lawyers, great lawyers, and liars: The metapragmatics of lying in lawyer jokes
Miguel Ángel Campos Pardillos
A look at metalinguistic jokes based on intentional morphological reanalysis
Isabel Balteiro
How do French humorists adapt across situations? A corpus study of their prosodic and (dis)fluency profiles
Iulia Grosman
Truthiness and consequences: A cognitive pragmatic analysis of Stephen Colbert’s satirical strategies and effects
Craig O. Stewart
Variability, adaptability and negotiability in conversational humor: A matter of gender
M. Belén Alvarado-Ortega
Teasing in casual conversations: An opportunistic discursive strategy
Béatrice Priego-Valverde
Smiling, gaze, and humor in conversation: A pilot study
Elisa Gironzetti, Salvatore Attardo and Lucy Pickering
Part 3. Metapragmatic practices within the acquisition of humor
Understanding of humorous intentions: A developmental approach
Elena Hoicka
Children using phraseology for humorous purposes: The case of 9-to-10-year-olds
Larissa Timofeeva-Timofeev
“The pragmatics of humor is a highly attractive area of research in present-day

linguistics. One of theoretically significant aspects of this field is the conception of humor as a metapragmatic ability, i.e. a reflexive activity of speakers. This book brings together several approaches to the metapragmatics of humor. The monograph is highly innovative and produces new findings for both the theory of pragmatics and the description of some individual areas of the humorous use of language.”
“A fresh and novel approach to humor in the context of pragmatic analysis from an array of theoretical, linguistic, discursive and multimodal perspectives.”
“This volume aims to go more deeply into the comprehensive analysis of humorous texts and interactions, taking the notion of metapragmatic awareness as point of departure. This methodological choice promotes a series of decidedly innovative approaches to a crucial dimension of humor: reflexivity, understood as a series of monitoring processes that underlie humorous usages and usually have formal manifestations in discourse. The volume thus constitutes a relevant contribution to the field, insofar as it contains innovative approaches to a good number of empirical data, as well as deep methodological reflections on the interplay between Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis in Humor Studies.”
“The volume under review is a most welcome addition to the relevant research. Not only does it acknowledge the significance of respective research topics, but it also enriches the literature and expands its scope by exploring topics such as speakers’ metapragmatic awareness/competence [...]. The volume is recommended not only to those interested in the metapragmatics (and the pragmatics) of humorous discourse but also to those interested in the metapragmatics of language in general.”
“Overall, the book effectively demonstrates the role of metapragmatic awareness in creating and processing humour. The mix of pragmatic and cognitive methods of analysis is perhaps one of its strongest features: it offers a new perspective for future humour research by enriching existing theories of humour (e.g. the GTVH) with new components, thus making them more applicable to the analysis of specific humorous genres.”
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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