Irony and Humor

From pragmatics to discourse

Leonor Ruiz-Gurillo | University of Alicante
M. Belén Alvarado-Ortega | University of Alicante
ISBN 9789027256362 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027271594 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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Irony and Humor: From pragmatics to discourse is a complete updated panorama of linguistic research on irony and humor, based on a variety of perspectives, corpora and theories. The book collects the most recent contributions from such diverse approaches as Relevance Theory, Cognitive Linguistics, General Theory of Verbal Humor, Neo-Gricean Pragmatics or Argumentation. The volume is organized in three parts referring to pragmatic perspectives, mediated discourse, and conversational interaction. This book will be highly relevant for anyone interested in pragmatics, discourse analysis as well as social sciences.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 231]  2013.  vi, 270 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“An up-to-date overview of two of the most difficult and elusive fields in the realm of Pragmatics.”
“This book provides its readers with a complete and holistic overview of linguistic research on irony and humour by looking at the object of study from varying perspectives, i.e. pragmatics, cognition and argumentation theory. Based on corpora composed of different languages and text types, this volume summarizes in one solid piece of work theoretical and descriptive achievements of 20 years of research in the field.”
“Humour and irony are important parts of human interaction, but it is only recently that these issues have received their deserved attention. With the paradigmatic work, Irony and Humor: From pragmatics to discourse, readers are given an excellent overview of the most important linguistic research carried out by committed researchers in both fields.”
“Going from written forms of humor (i.e. cartoons) that allow various interpretations depending on the context and on the interlocutor, to interactive humor or humor in the media, the book Irony and humor: From pragmatics to discourse covers a wide range of comic texts and most importantly, opens ways to new research on humor from other perspectives not so often employed by researchers in this field: neuro-psychology or argumentation.”
“The book provides rich grounds for reflection on a particularly complex area of discourse which seems to be intuitively easy to recognize but extremely difficult to analyze consistently. [...] It is clear that the variety involved and the different types of examples used in the book make this area one of great interest, considerable complexity and wonderful opportunities for continued research.”
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2016. Variability, adaptability and negotiability in conversational humor. In Metapragmatics of Humor [IVITRA Research in Linguistics and Literature, 14],  pp. 193 ff. DOI logo
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2021. Form-function dialectics in the analysis of irony in political discourse. Revista Española de Lingüística Aplicada/Spanish Journal of Applied Linguistics 34:2  pp. 527 ff. DOI logo
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Ruiz-Moneva, María Angeles
2019. Ironie, umor și cultură în How to Be a Brit de George Mikes: perspective teoretice ale relevanței. Diacronia :10 DOI logo
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Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2013019631 | Marc record