Humour in colloquial conversation

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Title: Humour in colloquial conversation
Authors: Alvarado Ortega, M. Belén
Research Group/s: Grupo de Estudio para la Pragmática y la Ironía del Español de la Universidad de Alicante (GRIALE) | EPA-IULMA
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Filología Española, Lingüística General y Teoría de la Literatura
Keywords: Irony | Humour | Politeness | Effect
Knowledge Area: Lengua Española
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: The International Society for Humor Studies (ISHS)
Citation: European Journal of Humour Research. 2015, 3(1): 22-40
Abstract: Researchers from the GRIALE group (Irony and Humour Research Group) have developed a theoretical method that can be applied to humorous ironic utterances in different textual genres, depending on the degree of the violation of conversational principles in conversation. In addition to this, the General Theory of Verbal Humor (Attardo and Raskin, 1991) will be taken into account in the analysis. Therefore, I will study irony and humour in conversational utterances in real examples of Peninsular Spanish obtained from the COVJA, (Corpus de conversaciones coloquiales [Corpus of Colloquial Conversations]) and CREA, (Corpus de Referencia del Español Actual [Reference Corpus of Present-Day Spanish]). The focus of this paper is then the application of the aforementioned theories to humorous ironic statements which arise in conversation. I will also examine the positive or negative effects caused by them, which will additionally verify if irony and humour coexist in the same conversational exchange, and if this has a communicative goal.
Sponsor: This paper has been possible thanks to the Project FFI2012-30941: “Innovaciones lingüísticas del humor: géneros textuales, identidad y enseñanza del español” [Linguistic innovations of humour: textual genres, identity and Spanish learning].
ISSN: 2307-700X
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
Peer Review: si
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