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Author Popa-Wyatt, Mihaela
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Verbal Irony ♦ Integrated Account ♦ Keywords Ironic Attitude Pretence ♦ Fact Complementary Aspect ♦ Perspective Thought ♦ Exclusive Element ♦ Strong Hybrid Theory ♦ Echo Play ♦ Peripheral Case ♦ Strong Hybrid Account ♦ Inte-grated Strong Hybrid Account ♦ Central Case ♦ Ironic Speaker Uechoes Aperspective Thoughtg ♦ Irony Claim ♦ Unified Mechanism ♦ Stronghybrid Account ♦ Rival Account ♦ Essential Role
Abstract Two rival accounts of irony claim, respectively, that pretence and echo are indepen-dently sufficient to explain central cases. After highlighting the strengths and weak-nesses of these accounts, I argue that an account in which both pretence and echo play an essential role better explains these cases and serves to explain peripheral cases as well. I distinguish between “weak ” and “strong ” hybrid theories, and advocate an “inte-grated strong hybrid ” account in which elements of both pretence and echo are seen as complementary in a unified mechanism. I argue that the allegedly mutually exclusive elements of pretence and echo are in fact complementary aspects enriching a core-structure as follows: by pretending to have a perspective/thought F, an ironic speaker Uechoes aperspective/thoughtG. F ismerely pretended, perhaps caricaturised or exag-gerated, while G is real/possible. Keywords ironic attitude–pretence – echo–weak and stronghybrid accounts – integrated strong hybrid account
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study