Diana Elena Popa

List of John Benjamins publications for which Diana Elena Popa plays a role.

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Subjects Communication Studies | Discourse studies | Pragmatics

Articles

Popa, Diana Elena 2015 Multimodal metaphors in political entertainmentMultimodality and Cognitive Linguistics, Pinar Sanz, María Jesús (ed.), pp. 79–95
Metaphor is one of the primary ways we accommodate and assimilate information and experience into our conceptual organization of the world. The present study investigates the internal cognitive mechanisms of multimodal-metaphor construction in the television genre of animated political cartoons.… read more | Article
Scripnic, Gabriela and Diana Elena Popa 2015 From hostile humour to stereotyping in televised satire Les Guignols de l’InfoConstructing and Negotiating Identity in Dialogue, Săftoiu, Răzvan (ed.), pp. 90–106
Humour displayed by today’s media targets both individuals and communities and the degree to which it is perceived as a mere humoristic act or, more seriously, as an insult depends on a series of factors which point to: its creator (the goal he/she (c)overtly assumes to reach), its addressee… read more | Article
Popa, Diana Elena 2013 Multimodal metaphors in political entertainmentMultimodality and Cognitive Linguistics, Pinar Sanz, María Jesús (ed.), pp. 303–319
Metaphor is one of the primary ways we accommodate and assimilate information and experience into our conceptual organization of the world. The present study investigates the internal cognitive mechanisms of multimodal-metaphor construction in the television genre of animated political cartoons.… read more | Article
Popa, Diana Elena 2013 Televised political satire: New theoretical introspectionsDevelopments in Linguistic Humour Theory, Dynel, Marta (ed.), pp. 367–392
In the present study, satire is addressed from a more comprehensive theoretical framework that will not reduce it to a form of literary discourse. Consequently, this paper proposes a bipartite model of satire: the macro and the micro model. While the former sees satire as an institutionalized genre… read more | Article
The present study reinforces the claim that humour can hardly work as a corrective for poor political behaviour and cannot inspire reform. Subsequently, it can merely function as a medium for protest and critique, which are incontestable inherent elements for a democratic society. Therefore, the… read more | Article
Popa, Diana Elena and Villy Tsakona 2011 Chapter 11. Postscript: A final (?) note on political humourStudies in Political Humour: In between political critique and public entertainment, Tsakona, Villy and Diana Elena Popa (eds.), pp. 271–278
Political humour is employed to define the boundaries between opposing political groups and to express discontent against politicians and political acts. The sociopolitical context of its production and circulation not only influences its form, content, functions, and targets, but also determines… read more | Article
Tsakona, Villy and Diana Elena Popa 2011 Chapter 1. Humour in politics and the politics of humour: An introductionStudies in Political Humour: In between political critique and public entertainment, Tsakona, Villy and Diana Elena Popa (eds.), pp. 1–30
In this chapter, the authors offer a working definition of political humour and summarise its main aspects as discussed in the relevant literature: the genres where political humour surfaces or dominates; the reasons why political criticism is so often encoded in humorous terms; and the… read more | Article