Article published in:Irony and Humor: From pragmatics to discourse
Edited by Leonor Ruiz-Gurillo and M. Belén Alvarado-Ortega
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 231] 2013
► pp. 107–140
Narrative strategies inBuenafuente’shumorous monologues
This paper has as its aim to analyze the narrative strategies used by the comedian Andreu Buenafuente during his monologues in Spanish (2007-2011). The corpus comprises 203 monologues in paper from the books Sigo diciendo [I continue to say] (2009), Digo yo [So I say] (2010) and Hablar es gratis [Speaking is free] (2011). In accordance with the General Theory of Verbal Humor of V. Raskin and S. Attardo, the analysis mainly focuses on the knowledge resource known as narrative strategy. This strategy not only refers to genre in the monologues by Buenafuente; in fact, it also comprises aspects related to the type of text and the register utilized. Thus, it is worth considering whether the text is narrative or expositive-argumentative, its planning and immediacy, as well as the feedback or the dynamism with the audience.
Published online: 31 July 2013
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