LINGUIST List 27.1951

Thu Apr 28 2016

Books: Humour and Relevance: Yus

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>


Date: 08-Apr-2016
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Humour and Relevance: Yus
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Title: Humour and Relevance
Series Title: Topics in Humor Research 4
Published: 2016
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/thr.4

Author: Francisco Yus
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027267214 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027267214 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027267214 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202314 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202314 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202314 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

This book offers a cognitive-pragmatic, and specifically relevance-theoretic, analysis of different types of humorous discourse, together with the inferential strategies that are at work in the processing of such discourses. The book also provides a cognitive pragmatics description of how addressees obtain humorous effects. Although the inferences at work in the processing of normal, non-humorous discourses are the same as those employed in the interpretation of humour, in the latter case these strategies (and also the accessibility of contextual information) are predicted and manipulated by the speaker (or writer) for the sake of generating humorous effects. The book covers aspects of research on humour such as the incongruity-resolution pattern, jokes and stand-up comedy performances. It also offers an explanation of why ironies are sometimes labelled as humorous, and proposes a model for the translation of humorous discourses, an analysis of humour in multimodal discourses such as cartoons and advertisements, and a brief exploration of possible tendencies in relevance-theoretic research on conversational humour.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Discourse Analysis
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Pragmatics

Written In: English (eng)

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