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dc.title Exploring Aspects of Humour and Irony in Literary Discourse: A Pragmatic Stylistic Approach en
dc.contributor.author Miššíková, Gabriela
dc.relation.ispartof Theories and Practices
dc.identifier.isbn 978-80-7454-089-9
dc.date.issued 2011
utb.relation.volume 2
dc.citation.spage 87
dc.citation.epage 94
dc.event.title 2nd International Conference of English and American Studies
dc.event.location Opava
utb.event.state-en Czech Republic
utb.event.state-cs Česká republika
dc.event.sdate 2009-08-07
dc.event.edate 2009-08-08
dc.type conferenceObject
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně (UTB) cs
dc.publisher Tomas Bata University in Zlín en
dc.relation.uri http://conference.uaa.utb.cz/TheoriesAndPractice2010.pdf#page=87
dc.subject pragmatics en
dc.subject stylistics en
dc.subject satire en
dc.subject humour and irony en
dc.subject frame theories en
dc.subject literary discourse en
dc.description.abstract The paper explores a variety of ways in which humour is attached to social and cultural contexts. In an attempt to unpack humour in literary texts, an approach of pragmatic stylistics has been adopted and ways of applying traditional pragmatic concepts and principles in literary discourse analysis considered. The study exemplifies linguistic interaction involving only written language, where paralanguage and extra-linguistic cues for interpretation of humour are lost. Main research problems include 1) perception and understanding of aspects of (satirical) humour in literary discourse, 2) aspects of mutual understanding and shared background knowledge, 3) Raskin's Semantic Script Theory of Humour, 4) the notion of oppositeness employed in creating humour in single jokes and building humour as sequences of oppositeness and 5) pragmatic approaches to irony and the Co-operative and Politeness Principle. The language material analysed is a collection of short stories by Doris Lessing, London Observed (1993). en
utb.faculty Faculty of Humanities
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1002745
utb.identifier.rivid RIV/70883521:28150/11:43865656!RIV12-MSM-28150___
utb.identifier.obdid 43865672
utb.identifier.wok 000299968500008
utb.source d-wok
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-12T09:40:07Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-12T09:40:07Z
utb.contributor.internalauthor Miššíková, Gabriela
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