[PLing] Neuerscheinung / Thielemann: Understanding Conversational Joking

Thielemann, Nadine nadine.thielemann at wu.ac.at
Fri Jun 12 16:13:15 CEST 2020

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

gerne möchte ich Sie auf die folgende Neuerscheinung aufmerksam machen - https://www.benjamins.com/catalog/pbns.310. Es handelt sich um die gekürzte und leicht überarbeitete Version meiner Habilschrift, die gesprächsweises Scherzen als kognitiv-pragnatische Kategorie modelliert, anhand von russischsprachiger Rede-in-Interaktion.
Understanding Conversational Joking
A cognitive-pragmatic study based on Russian interactions
Nadine Thielemann<https://www.benjamins.com/catalog/persons/22085366>
| Vienna University of Economics and Business
Hardbound – Available
ISBN 9789027207357 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00

e-Book –
ISBN 9789027260925 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00

This book examines the diverse forms of conversational humor with the help of examples drawn from casual interactions among Russian speakers. It argues that neither an exclusively discourse-analytic perspective on the phenomenon nor an exclusively cognitive one can adequately account for conversational joking. Instead, the work advocates reconciling these two perspectives in order to describe such humor as a form of cognitive and communicative creativity, by means of which interlocutors convey additional meanings and imply further interpretive frames. Accordingly, in order to analyze cognition in interaction, it introduces a discourse-semantic framework which complements mental spaces and blending theory with ideas from discourse analysis. On the one hand, this enables both the emergent and interactive character and the surface features of conversational joking to be addressed. On the other, it incorporates into the analysis those normally backgrounded cognitive processes responsible for the additional meanings emerging from, and communicated by jocular utterances.

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series<https://www.benjamins.com/catalog/pbns>, 310]  2020.  x, 287 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins



Nadine Thielemann
Univ. Prof. Dr. Nadine Thielemann

Head of
Institute for Slavic Languages
Department of Foreign Language Business Communication

WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business
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Thielemann/Richter (eds.) (2019): Urban Voices: The Sociolinguistics, Grammar and Pragmatics of Spoken Russian. Berlin [u.a.] https://doi.org/10.3726/978-3-653-05675-4

Thielemann (2019): From Poland to #SanEscobar. On strategies subverting political discourse on Twitter. In: Lutzky/Nevala (eds): Reference and Identity in Public Discourses. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: Benjamins, 251-280. https://doi.org/10.1075/pbns.306.10thi

Thielemann (2020): Allusive talk – playing on indirect intertextual references in Russian conversation. In: Journal of Pragmatics 155, 123-134. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2019.10.012

Thielemann (2020): Understanding conversational joking. A cognitive-pragmatic study based on Russian interactions. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: Benjamins. https://benjamins.com/catalog/pbns.310

Thielemann (to appear 2020): #РоссияЖжет vs. #JedzJabłka – A comparative analysis of Twitter discourses on economic counter-sanctions in Russia and in Poland. In: Language and Power in Discourses of Conflict, ed. by Scharlaj, Marina, 231-250. Berlin u.a. Peter Lang.

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