Metapragmatics of Humor

Current research trends

ORCID logoLeonor Ruiz-Gurillo | University of Alicante
ISBN 9789027240200 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027266378 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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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.
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“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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Ruiz Gurillo, Leonor
2023. La pragmática de un etiquetaje pragmático para la plataforma Círculo de Lingüística Aplicada a la Comunicación 96  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Ruiz-Gurillo, Leonor
2023. Humor negotiation in interactional sequences in Spanish. In The Pragmatics of Humour in Interactive Contexts [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 335],  pp. 133 ff. DOI logo
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2021. El humor verbal frente a los procedimientos de face-work. Studia Iberystyczne 19  pp. 7 ff. DOI logo
Sánchez-Naranjo, Jeannette
2019. La producción de significado y la construcción de la identidad social en el uso humorístico del lenguaje . Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 12:2  pp. 423 ff. DOI logo
Timofeeva-Timofeev, Larissa & Leonor Ruiz-Gurillo
Tremblais, Mathilde
2019. Humor and eroticism in works written by contemporary female Spanish and French writers. Romanica Olomucensia 31:1  pp. 137 ff. DOI logo

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Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009030: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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