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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Irony in Language and Thought
Subtitle: A Cognitive Science Reader
Edited By: Raymond W Gibbs
Herbert L. Colston
Description:

Irony in Language and Thought assembles an interdisciplinary collection of
seminal empirical and theoretical papers on irony in language and thought
into one comprehensive book. A much-needed resource in the area of
figurative language, this volume centers on a theme from cognitive science
- that irony is a fundamental way of thinking about the human experience.
The editors lend perspective in the form of opening and closing chapters,
which enable readers to see how such works have furthered the field, as
well as to inspire present and future scholars.

Featured articles focus on the following topics:

-theories of irony, addressing primarily comprehension of its verbal form;
-context in irony comprehension;
-social functions of irony;
-the development of irony understanding; and
-situational irony.

Scholars and students in psychology, linguistics, philosophy, literature,
anthropology, artificial intelligence, art, and communications will
consider this book an excellent resource. It serves as an ideal supplement
in courses that present major ideas in language and thought.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Psycholinguistics
Sociolinguistics
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ISBN: 0805860614
ISBN-13: 9780805860610
Pages: 624
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