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Name: Sabina  Tabacaru
Institution: Université Lille - Nord de France
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State and/or Country: France   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Psycholinguistics
Semantics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): English
French
Romanian
Selected Publications: Tabacaru, Sabina (forthcoming), 'Humorous implications and meanings: a corpus-based approach'

Tabacaru, Sabina (forthcoming), 'Une approche cognitive de l'humour'

Tabacaru, Sabina & Maarten Lemmens (submitted), 'Facial expressions as gestural triggers in interactional humor'

Tabacaru, Sabina & Kurt Feyaerts (in progress), 'Toward the understanding of humorous metonymies. Metonymy as a reference-point construction involving structured layers of meaning'

Tabacaru, Sabina(in progress), 'Humor theories: Incongruity and Superiority in sarcasm'
Courses Taught: Grammar
Introduction to Linguistics
Written English



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