Irony in Context
In her book, Barbe discusses verbal irony as an interpretative notion. Verbal irony is described in its various realizations and thus placed within linguistics and pragmatics. From the point of view of an analyzing observer, Barbe provides an eclectic approach to irony in context, a study of how conversational irony works, and how it compares with other concepts in which it plays a role. In addition, by means of the analysis of irony as an integrated pervasive feature of language, Barbe questions some basic unstated, literacy and culture-dependent assumptions about language. Her study of irony complements contemporary research in the area of conversational analysis.
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Chapter 1 An Invitation to Irony
Chapter 2 But thats not ironic
Chapter 3 Linguistic Approaches to Irony
Chapter 4 Traditional and Literary Approaches to Irony
Chapter 6 Irony and Jokes
Chapter 7 Irony and Lies
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