Irony in Context

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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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Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
xi
An Invitation to Irony
3
"But that's not ironic"
15
Linguistic Approaches to Irony
33
Traditional Approches to Irony
61
Taking Stock
73
Irony and Jokes
93
Irony and Lies
111
Explicit Irony
131
The Translation of Irony
145
Epilogue
171
Notes
177
References
189
Index
203
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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