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Name: Giampaolo  Poletto
Institution: University of Pécs
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State and/or Country: Hungary   
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Specialty: Humor
Subject Language(s): Italian
Selected Publications: 2006. A humor nyelvészeti és pedagógiai megközelítésben. Modern Nyelvoktatas, XII (2): 57-63.

2007a. On the discursive interactions in a language class: multilingual humor. Third International Online Conference on Second and Foreign Language Teaching and Research. Proceedings. 2-4 March 2007: 143-157. Web version:

2007b. A didactic activity. Humor as a problem-solving strategy, in an intercultural perspective. Humanising Language Teaching, Online EFL Magazine. 9 (1) Web version: http://www.hltmag.co.uk/jan07/mart02.htm

2007c. A humor mint problémamegoldó stratégia interkulturális és didaktikai megközelítésben. Modern Nyelvoktatas. XIII. évfolyam 1. szám: 46-60.

2007d. The humorous discursive option. In Dubrovskaya, T., Kuczynski, M., Abramova, O. (Eds.), Modern Developments in Linguistics and Language Teaching: International Conference. Proceedings. Moscow, International Independent University of Ecology and Political Science, I: 23-33.

2008a. Humor and problem-solving mechanisms. In Dubrovskaya, T., Kuczynski, M., Abramova, O. (Eds.), Modern Developments in Linguistics and Language Teaching: II International Conference. Proceedings. Moscow, International Independent University of Ecology and Political Science, I: 27-32.

2008b. Observations on humor of a native Italian in a Hungarian environment. CLIE-2008, Proceedings, Alba Iulia, Rumenia, 27-29 November 2008: 699-707.

2010. Speech errors and joke construction in the routine language teaching practice. Forthcoming, HLT, on-line journal.

2002 Filliettaz, L. 2002 La parole en action: Éléments de pragmatique psycho-sociale. Québec: Éditions Nota Bene. http://linguistlist.org/issues/13/13.2838.html.

2002 Wallis, Otheguy, Stern (Eds.) 2002. Signal, Meaning and Message. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. http://linguistlist.org/issues/14/14.224.html.

2003 Eerdmans, S. L., Prevignano, C. L., Thibault, P. J. (eds.) 2003. Language and Interaction: Discussions with John J. Gumperz. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

2003 Doherty, M. 2002. Language Processing in Discourse. A key to felicitous translation. London and New York: Routledge. http://linguistlist.org/issues/14/14.2089.html.

2003 Hellinger, M., Bußmann, H. (eds.) 2003. Gender Across Languages: The Linguistic Representation of Women and Men. Volume 3. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

2003 Gentzler, Edwin. 2001. Contemporary Translation Theory. Second Revised Edition. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters. Across Languages and Cultures, 4 (2). Budapest. 275-281.

2003 Thiesmeyer, L., (ed.) 2003. Discourse and Silencing: Representation and the Language of Displacement. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. http://linguistlist.org/issues/15/15.37.html.

2003 Ensink, T., Sauer, C. (eds.) 2003. The Art of Commemoration. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. http://linguistlist.org/issues/15/15.1170.html.

2004 Koester, A. 2004. The Language of Work. London and New York: Routledge.

2005 Bamberg, M., Andrews, M. 2004. Considering Counter-Narratives: Narrating, resisting, making sense. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. http://linguistlist.org/issues/16/16.2185.html.

2005 Skaffari, Peikola, Carroll, Hiltunen, Wårvik (Eds.) 2005. Opening Windows on Texts and Discourses of the Past. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. http://linguistlist.org/issues/16/16-3123.html.

2006 Barrotta, P., Dascal, M. (Eds.) 2005. Controversies and Subjectivity. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. http://linguistlist.org/issues/17/17-974.html.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Humor in the Language Classroom
Courses Taught: Italian as a Foreign/Second Language, Italian Linguistics, Sociolinguistics
Reviewer of: Pragmatics: Filliettaz (2002) (LL Issue 13.2838)
Signal, Meaning, and Message (LL Issue 14.224)
Discourse/Pragmatics/Socioling: Eerdmans, Prevignano & Thibault, eds. (2003) (LL Issue 14.1634)
Discourse Analysis/Translation: Doherty (2002) (LL Issue 14.2089)
Pragmatics/Sociolinguistics: Hellinger & Bußmann (2003) (LL Issue 14.2723)
Discourse Analysis/Pragmatics: Thiesmeyer (2003) (LL Issue 15.37)
Pragmatics: Ensink & Sauer, eds. (2003) (LL Issue 15.1170)
Discourse/Sociolinguistics: Koester (2004) (LL Issue 16.1332)
Discourse/Pragmatics: Bamberg & Andrews (2004) (LL Issue 16.2185)
Pragmatics/Historical Ling: Skaffari et al. (2005) (LL Issue 16.3123)
Pragmatics: Barrotta & Dascal (2005) (LL Issue 17.974)
Laughter in Interaction (LL Issue 22.49)
Conversation Analysis: Comparative Perspectives (LL Issue 22.1182)

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