Disrupted vs. sustained humor in colloquial conversations in peninsular Spanish

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Title: Disrupted vs. sustained humor in colloquial conversations in peninsular Spanish
Authors: Ruiz Gurillo, Leonor
Research Group/s: Grupo de Investigación sobre la Ironía y el Humor en Español (GRIALE) | EPA-IULMA
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Filología Española, Lingüística General y Teoría de la Literatura
Keywords: Conversational humor | Colloquial conversation | Irony | Humorous sequence | Humor
Knowledge Area: Lengua Española
Issue Date: Jun-2021
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Journal of Pragmatics. 2021, 178: 162-174. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2021.03.011
Abstract: This paper shows the results of an analysis of humor in conversations in Peninsular Spanish, balanced between the short disruption of the progress of conversation and the sustained humor along a sequence. 67 conversations of a total duration of approximately 945 min were compiled, and from these conversations 148 humorous sequences were extracted. The data shows a trend (40%) towards the Least Disruption Principle (Eisterhold et al., 2006; Attardo et al. 2011, 2013), since irony and humor occur in a single turn and responses are limited to a later turn in 14% of instances. However, our corpus supports a wide-ranging trend towards sustained humor (Attardo, 2019) over more than three turns (46%). Additionally, the type of response (Kotthoff, 2003) is analyzed: to the said (11.36%), to the implied (19.32%), laughter (13.64%) and mixed responses (55.68%). Our analysis of humorous sequences indicates that there is a consistent framework in which as mixed responses increase, the humorous mode is fostered in colloquial conversations.
Sponsor: This research was supported by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation through the grant PID2019-104980GB-I00 “Interactional humor in Spanish. Oral, written and technological genres” (MICINN-AEI, UE); and by the grant FFI2017-90738-REDT “Thematic Research Network on Studies of Discourse Analysis” (MINECO-AEI, UE). For further information, visit the website http://dfelg.ua.es/griale/.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/114144
ISSN: 0378-2166 (Print) | 1879-1387 (Online)
DOI: 10.1016/j.pragma.2021.03.011
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2021 The Author. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2021.03.011
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