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Irony in language use and communication

Author: Angeliki Athanasiadou; Herbert L Colston
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2017]
Series: Figurative Thought and Language Ser.
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Irony in language use and communication.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2017]
(DLC) 2017041490
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Angeliki Athanasiadou; Herbert L Colston
ISBN: 9789027264824 9027264821
OCLC Number: 1006529450
Description: 1 online resource (x, 282 pages)
Contents: Intro --
Irony in Language Use and Communication --
Editorial page --
Title page --
LCC data --
Table of contents --
Editors and contributors --
Foreword --
Introduction: The irony of irony --
Overview and contents --
Part I. Interdisciplinary perspectives on irony --
Part II. Irony, thought and (media) communication --
Part III. Approaches to verbal irony --
Part IV. Approaches to studying irony --
Lessons and conclusion --
Conclusion --
References --
Part I. Interdisciplinary perspectives on irony --
Chapter 1. Irony performance and perception: What underlies verbal, situational and other ironies? --
What makes irony? --
Past accounts of verbal and situational irony --
Taking stock and looking ahead --
On the nature of irony underpinnings --
Future directions for irony research --
Conclusion --
References --
Chapter 2. How does irony arise in experience? --
1. Introduction --
2. Ironic language --
3. Ironic situations --
4. Ironic experience and thought suppression --
5. Irony and benign bodily violations --
6. Conclusion --
References --
Chapter 3. In defense of an ecumenical approach to irony --
Introduction --
1. The problem of promiscuous application --
2. The restrictive-ecumenical continuum --
3. The case for restrictivism --
4. The inadequacy of restrictivism --
5. The attractions of an ecumenical approach --
Conclusion: Is an ecumenical approach viable? --
References --
Part II. Irony, thought and (media) communication --
Chapter 4. Introducing a three-dimensional model of verbal irony: Irony in language, in thought, and in communication --
The three-dimensional model of metaphor --
Irony in language --
Irony in thought --
Irony in communication --
Discussion and conclusion --
Acknowledgements --
References --
Chapter 5. On ironic puns in Portuguese authentic oral data: How does multiple meaning make irony work? 1. Introduction: What do we understand by irony from a Cognitive Linguistics point of view? --
2. The first case study: Polysemy of 'Mercedes' in The Mercedes joke --
3. The second case study (Brazilian Portuguese): Homonymy of 'cremado' in The 'cremado' joke --
4. Final discussion --
Acknowledgements --
References --
Extra information related to the corpus --
Chapter 6. Irony and sarcasm in follow-ups of metaphorical slogans --
1. Introduction --
2. Metaphor and irony --
3. The heart-of-Europe metaphor in British public discourse 1991-2016 --
4. Discussion --
5. Conclusion --
References --
Part III. Approaches to verbal irony --
Chapter 7. Irony, pretence and fictively-elaborating hyperbole --
1. Introduction --
2. Assumptions about irony and hyperbole --
3. More on pretence and drama in irony --
4. The corners of a triangle: Acted speaker, drama's world and real world --
5. The drama's world and fictively-elaborating hyperbole --
6. Concluding remarks --
Acknowledgements --
References --
Chapter 8. Cognitive modeling and irony --
1. Introduction --
2. A brief overview of approaches --
3. Echoing --
4. Ironic echoing --
5. Contrasting --
6. Cognitive modeling --
7. Modeling irony --
8. Special cases of echoing operations involving irony --
9. Conclusions --
Acknowledgements --
References --
Chapter 9. Irony has a metonymic basis --
1. Introduction --
2. Verbal irony --
3. Concluding remarks --
Acknowledgements --
References --
Part IV. Approaches to studying irony --
Chapter 10. Defaultness shines while affirmation pales: On idioms, sarcasm, and pleasure --
1. Introduction --
2. The Defaultness Hypothesis --
3. Conclusions --
Acknowledgements --
References --
Chapter 11. The standard experimental approach to the study of irony: Let us not be hasty in throwing out the baby with the bathwater. Irony and the ecological discourse context in which it is found --
Sarcastic irony usage: Compared to what? --
Unpacking the effects of irony --
Concluding statements --
Acknowledgements --
References --
Chapter 12. Investigating sarcasm comprehension using eye-tracking during reading: What are the roles of literality, familiarity, and echoic mention? --
Introduction --
Method --
Results --
Discussion --
References --
Appendix A. Echo pre-test --
Appendix B. Familiarity pre-test --
Appendix C. Best fitting models and fixed-effects parameters --
Name index --
Subject index.
Series Title: Figurative Thought and Language Ser.
Responsibility: edited by Angeliki Athanasiadou, Herbert L. Colston.

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