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By Sarah G. Thomason, Terrence Kaufman

Ten years of study again up the daring new thought complicated by way of authors Thomason and Kaufman, who rescue the research of contact-induced language switch from the forget it has suffered in contemporary many years. The authors determine an incredible new framework for the old research of all levels of contact-induced language swap.

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Furthermore, if irony is an exemplar category there need not be any set of features common to all cases of irony. The second claim is that irony is processed and produced largely subconsciously and that its meaning is indeterminate and in part because of this cannot be reduced to a proposition. , the processing time needed for the perception of incongruity and the existence of idiomatic irony. 1. Introduction The term ‘irony’ is commonly used to describe both a linguistic phenomenon (verbal irony) and other phenomena including ‘situational’ irony, such as a fire-station­ burning to the ground, various philosophical ideas (Socratic irony, Romantic irony, Postmodern irony).

2012. Lingüística del Humor en Español. Madrid: Arco Libros. Santamaría, Isabel. 2009. “Los evidenciales”. In Dime Cómo Ironizas y te Diré Quién Eres. Una Aproximación Pragmática a la Ironía, ed. by Leonor Ruiz Gurillo, and Xose A. Padilla ­García, 267–292. Frankfurt: Peter Lang. Sperber, Dan and Deirdre Wilson. 1981. “Irony and the use-mention distinction”. In Radical Pragmatics, ed. by Peter Cole, 295–318. New York: Academic Press. 37 38 Susana Rodríguez Rosique Sperber, Dan and Deirdre Wilson.

21. The coexistence or alternation of frameworks in different kinds of humorous discourses has been highlighted by Attardo (2008), by Brône (2008) for conversational interaction, and by Padilla and Gironzetti (2012) for cartoons. 29 30 Susana Rodríguez Rosique (6) elegido por aclamación Sí, fue un malentendido. Gritaron: ¡a las urnas! y él entendió: ¡a las armas! – dijo luego. Era pundonoroso y mató mucho. Con pistolas, con rifles, con decretos. Cuando envainó la espada dijo, dice: La democracia es lo perfecto.

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