Article thumbnail

Wolves, confederates and the happy few: the influence of comprehension, agreement and target on the appreciation of irony

By M.J.P. van Mulken, C.F. Burgers and B. van der Plas


Izett, 2005). Factors that may impact on the attitude toward irony not only include comprehension, but agreement (agreeing with the position taken in the utterance or not) and group membership (belonging to the target of the irony or not) as well. In an experiment, participants were asked to evaluate either ironic prejudices against women or ironic prejudices against men. The attitude toward the utterance and text is more positive when participants recognize the ironic intention, agree with the statement, and are not the members of the targeted group. These results imply that studies into the pragmatic effects of verbal irony should consider these 3 factors

Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1080/01638531003692177
OAI identifier:
Provided by: DSpace at VU
Download PDF:
Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s):
  • (external link)
  • Suggested articles

    To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.