Irony in Context

Katharina Barbe | Northern Illinois University
ISBN 9789027250469 (Eur) | EUR 105.00
ISBN 9781556193279 (USA) | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027282705 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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In her book, Barbe discusses verbal irony as an interpretative notion. Verbal irony is described in its various realizations and thus placed within linguistics and pragmatics. From the point of view of an analyzing observer, Barbe provides an eclectic approach to irony in context, a study of how conversational irony works, and how it compares with other concepts in which it plays a role. In addition, by means of the analysis of irony as an integrated pervasive feature of language, Barbe questions some basic unstated, literacy and culture-dependent assumptions about language. Her study of irony complements contemporary research in the area of conversational analysis.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 34] 1995.  x, 208 pp.
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