List of John Benjamins publications for which Jan Chovanec plays a role.
The Discourse of Online Sportscasting: Constructing meaning and interaction in live text commentary
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 297] 2018. xxii, 303 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology
The Dynamics of Interactional Humor: Creating and negotiating humor in everyday encounters
Edited by Villy Tsakona and Jan Chovanec
[Topics in Humor Research, 7] 2018. vi, 316 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Humor studies | Pragmatics
Representing the Other in European Media Discourses
Edited by Jan Chovanec and Katarzyna Molek-Kozakowska
[Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture, 74] 2017. vi, 320 pp.
Subjects Communication Studies | Discourse studies | Pragmatics
Participation in Public and Social Media Interactions
Edited by Marta Dynel and Jan Chovanec
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 256] 2015. vi, 285 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics
Pragmatics of Tense and Time in News: From canonical headlines to online news texts
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 253] 2014. xvi, 294 pp.
Chapter 9. Irony as counter positioning: Reader comments on the EU migrant crisis. The Pragmatics of Irony and Banter, Jobert, Manuel and Sandrine Sorlin (eds.), pp. 1–302018.
This chapter examines how ironic utterances in forums are used for the purpose of collective positioning of the commenting readers in opposition to other groups. Approaching irony as an act of echoic interpretation, the analysis focuses on how readers echo both the representations made by the media… read more | Chapter
Chapter 7. Laughter and non-humorous situations in TV documentaries. The Dynamics of Interactional Humor: Creating and negotiating humor in everyday encounters, Tsakona, Villy and Jan Chovanec (eds.), pp. 155–1802018.
In this paper, I explore the role of laughter in broadcast TV documentary programs. Although the primary design of many TV documentaries is to attend to the smooth transmission of information to the audience, some program formats include components of seemingly unscripted interpersonal interaction… read more | Chapter
Chapter 1. Investigating the dynamics of humor: Towards a theory of interactional humor. The Dynamics of Interactional Humor: Creating and negotiating humor in everyday encounters, Tsakona, Villy and Jan Chovanec (eds.), pp. 1–262018.
While semanticopragmatic approaches to humor usually view it as stemming from incongruity, many current studies from fields such as discourse analysis, conversation analysis, and pragmatics have moved beyond to underline the significance of other factors defining humor. These factors include the… read more | Chapter
Chapter 10. From adverts to letters to the editor: External voicing in early sports match announcements. Diachronic Developments in English News Discourse, Palander-Collin, Minna, Maura Ratia and Irma Taavitsainen (eds.), pp. 175–1972017.
This article deals with external voicing in early news discourse, focusing on how the function of announcing future events was realised in letters to the editor and classified adverts, using data from the British daily newspaper The Times in the late eighteenth and the nineteenth centuries. The… read more | Chapter
Chapter 10. The othering of Roma migrants in British and Czech online news discussion forums. Representing the Other in European Media Discourses, Chovanec, Jan and Katarzyna Molek-Kozakowska (eds.), pp. 235–2582017.
The article addresses the discursive process of othering in online news discussion forums. It is based on a comparative analysis of data from reader comments in British and Czech online newspapers on the topic of recent Roma immigration to the United Kingdom. Applying the discourse historical and… read more | Chapter
Gil-Salom & Soler-Monreal, eds. (2014). Dialogicity in Written Specialised Genres. English Text Construction 10:1, pp. 165–1702017.
Media representations of the “other” Europeans: Common themes and points of divergence. Representing the Other in European Media Discourses, Chovanec, Jan and Katarzyna Molek-Kozakowska (eds.), pp. 1–222017.
This introductory chapter explains the rationale and the objectives of the collection focusing on the choices taken to frame the project in a coherent manner despite the apparent diversity of approaches, materials and scopes. First we highlight the role of the national media in European public… read more | Chapter
Participant roles and embedded interactions in online sports broadcasts. Participation in Public and Social Media Interactions, Dynel, Marta and Jan Chovanec (eds.), pp. 67–952015.
Many communicative events in the media are structurally rather complex, containing several levels on which utterances are produced, mediated and received. The present chapter applies and develops Goffman’s notion of embedded interactions and their participant arrangements by identifying… read more | Article
Researching interactional forms and participant structures in public and social media. Participation in Public and Social Media Interactions, Dynel, Marta and Jan Chovanec (eds.), pp. 1–232015.
“…but there were no broken legs”: The emerging genre of football match reports in The Times in the 1860s. Popular News Discourse: American and British newspapers 1833-1988, pp. 228–2542014.
The appearance of sports reporting was among the major developments of nineteenth-century journalism. While sports were only very exceptionally covered in the newspapers during the first half of the century, by the end of the Victorian era a diverse array of sports stories provided staple content… read more | Article
Humour in quasi-conversations: Constructing fun in online sports journalism. The Pragmatics of Humour across Discourse Domains, Dynel, Marta (ed.), pp. 243–2642011.
The article extends the application of the mechanisms of conversational humour from everyday conversations to written mass media texts. It argues that such an approach is made possible by the dialogic structure of some texts, despite the lack of spontaneity and authenticity that is found in casual… read more | Article
Chapter 4. Legitimation through differentiation: Discursive construction of Jacques Le Worm Chirac as an opponent to military action. Perspectives in Politics and Discourse, Okulska, Urszula and Piotr Cap (eds.), pp. 61–822010.