Publication details [#60093]

Escandell-Vidal, Victoria, Pilar Prieto and Santiago González-Fuente. 2015. Gestural codas pave the way to the understanding of verbal irony. Journal of Pragmatics 90 : 26–47.
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Language as a subject
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This study demonstrates that ironic utterances differ from directly preceding non-ironic utterances, both in terms of prosody and gesture. The production of ‘gestural codas’ (visual information) after ironic sentences constitutes a crucial factor in the recognition of the speaker's ironic intention.