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Tabacaru, Sabina

A Multimodal Study of Sarcasm in Interactional Humor

Series:Applications of Cognitive Linguistics [ACL] 40

DE GRUYTER MOUTON

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    Publication Date:
    2019
    Copyright year:
    2019
    To be published:
    October 2019
    ISBN
    978-3-11-062944-6
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    The corpus-based approach to humor offers innovative and more than plausible objectives, supported by sound arguments, which underline the need to analyze humor both verbally and non-verbally.

    The cognitive linguistic account of humor sets to analyze a corpus of humorous meanings in interaction and to present the elements that help to create the humorous effects: common ground, intersubjectivity, facial expressions, speakers' attitude, etc. The large corpus of examples annotated in ELAN offers a much-needed multimodal perspective of humor, which encompasses all the different techniques used by speakers.

    The present analysis offers inspiring insight for future research, in different fields of study: multimodality, humor, and psycholinguistics. The study reveals the need of analyzing both verbal and non-verbal elements in discourse in general and humor in particular as co-speech gestures are essential for the understanding of the message as intended by the speakers.

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    23.0 x 15.5 cm
    xii, 273 pages
    78 Fig. 17 Tables
    DE GRUYTER MOUTON
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Monograph
    Keyword(s):
    Humor; Sarcasm; Facial Expressions; Multimodality

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    Sabina Tabacaru, Université Paris 8 Vincennes, Paris, France.

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