Modeling Irony

A cognitive-pragmatic account

ORCID logoInés Lozano-Palacio | Polytechnic University of Valencia
ISBN 9789027210814 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027258144 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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This book adopts a broad cognitive-pragmatic perspective on irony which sees ironic meaning as the result of complex inferential activity arising from conflicting conceptual scenarios. This view of irony is the basis for an analytically productive integrative account capable of bridging gaps among disciplines and of recontextualizing and solving some controversies. Among the topics covered in its pages, readers will find an overview of previous linguistic and non-linguistic approaches. They will also find definitional and taxonomic criteria, an exhaustive exploration of the elements of the ironic act, and a study of their complex forms of interaction. The book also explores the relationship between irony, banter and sarcasm, and it studies how irony interacts with other figurative uses of language. Finally, the book spells out the conditions for “felicitous” irony and re-interprets traditional ironic types (e.g., Socratic, rhetoric, satiric, etc.), in the light of the unified approach it proposes.
[Figurative Thought and Language, 12] 2022.  ix, 173 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“Within the thoroughly theorized field of irony, Lozano-Palacio and Ruiz de Mendoza's book still manages to contribute novel ideas, or at least encourage the rethinking of well-established notions. All in all, the monograph's greatest strength lies in its ability to inspire new thought on irony as a unified phenomenon with several manifestations.”
“All in all, this monograph constitutes a major contribution to the study of irony that brings together conflicting views through the design of an integrative analytically productive account. I strongly recommend this book to scholars across disciplines in the literary and linguistic fields that are interested in the study of irony, specially those willing to broaden their perspective on the topic and enrich their understanding of this fascinating figure of speech.”
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2022. Linguistic and metalinguistic resemblance. In Figurativity and Human Ecology [Figurative Thought and Language, 17],  pp. 15 ff. DOI logo
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Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009030: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2021049529 | Marc record