Irony and Humor: From pragmatics to discourse is a complete updated panorama of linguistic research on irony and humor, based on a variety of perspectives, corpora and theories. The book collects the most recent contributions from such diverse approaches as Relevance Theory, Cognitive Linguistics, General Theory of Verbal Humor, Neo-Gricean Pragmatics or Argumentation. The volume is organized in three parts referring to pragmatic perspectives, mediated discourse, and conversational interaction. This book will be highly relevant for anyone interested in pragmatics, discourse analysis as well as social sciences.
1. The pragmatics of irony and humor (by Ruiz-Gurillo, Leonor); 2. 1. Irony and humor: Pragmatic perspectives; 3. The power of inversion: Irony, from utterance to discourse (by Rodriguez Rosique, Susana); 4. Intentionality and irony (by Attardo, Salvatore); 5. An inference-centered analysis of jokes: The intersecting circles model of humorous communication (by Yus, Francisco); 6. 2. Irony and humor in mediated discourse; 7. Discursive mechanisms of informative humor in Spanish media (by Paredes, Elena Mendez-G* de); 8. Narrative strategies inBuenafuente'shumorous monologues (by Ruiz-Gurillo, Leonor); 9. Cartoons in Spanish press: A pragmatic approach (by Padilla-Garcia, Xose A.); 10. Phonological humor as perception and representation of foreignness (by Munoz-Basols, Javier); 11. 3. Irony and humor in conversational interaction; 12. Failed humor in conversational utterances in Spanish (by Alvarado-Ortega, M. Belen); 13. Humor and argumentation in everyday talk (by Viana, Amadeu); 14. Tackling the complexity of spontaneous humorous interaction: An integrated classroom-modeled corpus approach (by Feyaerts, Kurt); 15. Subject index