Sarcasm and Other Mixed Messages: The Ambiguous Ways People Use Language
By: Patricia Ann Rockwell (author) Hardback
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Sarcasm, like other mixed messages, creates problems for senders and receivers because receivers cannot be certain of the sender's intent. This book analyzes the social implications of this common, yet confusing, communicative behavior.
About Author Patricia Ann Rockwell is Professor of Communication at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette.
Contents Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Theories of Sarcasm; 3. Traits of Sarcastic Speakers; 4. Behaviors of Sarcastic Speakers; 5. Traits of Receivers of Sarcasm; 6. Methods of Sarcasm Research; 7. Conclusion; Appendices A, B, C, D; References; Index.
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