LINGUIST List 29.1173

Thu Mar 15 2018

Books: The Dynamics of Interactional Humor: Tsakona, Chovanec (eds.)

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Date: 15-Mar-2018
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: The Dynamics of Interactional Humor: Tsakona, Chovanec (eds.)
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Title: The Dynamics of Interactional Humor
Subtitle: Creating and negotiating humor in everyday encounters
Series Title: Topics in Humor Research 7
Published: 2018
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/thr.7

Editor: Villy Tsakona
Editor: Jan Chovanec
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027264626 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027264626 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027264626 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027200006 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027200006 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027200006 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

This book deals with the construction of diverse forms of humor in everyday oral, written, and mediatized interactions. It sheds light on the differences and, most importantly, the similarities in the production of interactional humor in face-to-face and various technology-mediated forms of communication, including scripted and non-scripted situations. The chapters analyze humor-related issues in such genres as spontaneous conversations, broadcast dialogues, storytelling, media blogs, bilingual conversations, stand-up comedy, TV documentaries, drama series, family sitcoms, Facebook posts, and internet memes. The individual authors trace how speakers collaboratively circulate, reconstruct, and (re)frame either personal or public accounts of reality, aiming –among other things– to produce and/or reproduce humor. Rather than being “finished” products with a “single” interpretation, humorous texts are thus approached as dynamic communicative events that give rise to diverse interpretations and meanings. The book draws on a variety of up-to-date approaches and methodologies, and will appeal to scholars in discourse analysis, conversation analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, pragmatics, ethnography of communication, and social semiotics.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Pragmatics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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