LINGUIST List 31.2295

Thu Jul 16 2020

Books: Understanding Conversational Joking: Thielemann

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Date: 01-Jul-2020
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Understanding Conversational Joking: Thielemann
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Title: Understanding Conversational Joking
Subtitle: A cognitive-pragmatic study based on Russian interactions
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 310
Published: 2020
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/pbns.310

Author: Nadine Thielemann
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260925 Pages: 287 Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260925 Pages: 287 Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260925 Pages: 287 Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207357 Pages: 287 Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207357 Pages: 287 Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207357 Pages: 287 Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Abstract:

This book examines the diverse forms of conversational humor with the help of examples drawn from casual interactions among Russian speakers. It argues that neither an exclusively discourse-analytic perspective on the phenomenon nor an exclusively cognitive one can adequately account for conversational joking. Instead, the work advocates reconciling these two perspectives in order to describe such humor as a form of cognitive and communicative creativity, by means of which interlocutors convey additional meanings and imply further interpretive frames. Accordingly, in order to analyze cognition in interaction, it introduces a discourse-semantic framework which complements mental spaces and blending theory with ideas from discourse analysis. On the one hand, this enables both the emergent and interactive character and the surface features of conversational joking to be addressed. On the other, it incorporates into the analysis those normally backgrounded cognitive processes responsible for the additional meanings emerging from, and communicated by jocular utterances.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Discourse Analysis
                            Pragmatics

Subject Language(s): Russian (rus)

Written In: English (eng)

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