Article published in:Metapragmatics of Humor: Current research trends
Edited by Leonor Ruiz-Gurillo
[IVITRA Research in Linguistics and Literature 14] 2016
► pp. 79–101
Metapragmatics of humor
Variability, negotiability and adaptability in humorous monologues
The main aim of this paper is to propose a theoretical model for the study of humor as a metapragmatic ability, the so-called metapragmatics of humor (MH). After offering a short overview, humor will be analyzed from the conception of metapragmatics according to Verschueren (1999), (2000), (2009). Considering humor as a continuous choice where variability, negotiability, and adaptability become key notions, the knowledge resources in the General Theory of Verbal Humor (GTVH) (Attardo and Raskin 1991; Attardo 2001a, 2008; Ruiz-Gurillo, 2012) will be understood as metapragmatic awareness processes. Our proposal intends to integrate the productive process of the writer/speaker along with the interpretative process of the reader/listener. Finally, this metapragmatics of humor will be applied to humorous monologues.
Keywords: humor, metapragmatics, pragmatic awareness, , humorous monologue
Published online: 24 November 2016
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