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Title: Raymond W. Gibbs, Herbert L. Colston, Irony in Language and Thought. A Cognitive Science Reader, Lawrence Erlbaum, New York, 2007, pp. 607
Authors: Ervas, Francesca
Keywords: IronyImplicitRhetorical figureIroniaFigura retoricaImplicito
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Francesca Ervas, "Raymond W. Gibbs – Herbert L. Colston, Irony in Language and Thought. A Cognitive Science Reader, Lawrence Erlbaum, New York, 2007, pp. 607", in "APhEx 5", 2012, pp. 16
Journal: APhEx 
Abstract: 
For a long time irony has been considered as an antiphrastic mechanism, as saying the opposite of what you mean. The book Irony in Language and Thought. A Cognitive Science Reader (2007), edited by Gibbs and Colston, aims at giving a more complex picture of the studies on this rhetorical figure, by highlighting not only the alternative linguistic theories, but also the cognitive processes involved in irony comprehension. Irony is the overthrow of perspective which opens new alternatives in thought, when reality does not completely satisfy our expectations.

L'ironia è stata a lungo vista come un meccanismo antifrastico, come dire il contrario di ciò che pensa. Il libro Irony in Language and Thought. A Cognitive Science Reader (2007), edito da Gibbs e Colston, si propone di dare un'immagine più complessa degli studi su questa figura retorica, che metta in luce non solo le alternative teoriche di stampo linguistico, ma anche i processi cognitivi coinvolti nella comprensione dell'ironia. L'ironia è un rovesciamento di prospettiva che apre nuove alternative di pensiero, di fronte ad una realtà che non soddisfa pienamente le nostre aspettative.
Type: Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/30420
ISSN: 2036-9972
Appears in Collections:05 APhEx num 5, anno 2012

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