Nyelvtörténet és nyelvi komplexitás. Pidzsinizációs folyamatok a nyelvi változásban

Maitz, Péter; Németh, Attila (2013). Nyelvtörténet és nyelvi komplexitás. Pidzsinizációs folyamatok a nyelvi változásban. Magyar Nyelvőr, 109(4), pp. 420-435. Magyar Tudomanyos Akademia

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In most cases, irony is accompanied by the figures of overstatement (hyperbole and litotes), which might help to clarify the speaker’s point of view, therefore irony accompanied by hyperbole and litotes is easier to recognize. In my view, any ironical utterance is the presentation of difference. Al- though due to the hyperbole or litotes involved, the intended meaning of irony is often considered to be the opposite of what has been said, the intended meanings of “pure” irony (i.e., one without over- statement or understatement) and “accompanied” irony should not be confused. What has actually been said and at least one suggested meaning are often polar or logical contraries (cf. Horn 1989), due to the attached hyperbole or litotes. Analyses of irony and its cues support the prototypical explanation of irony and detach irony from its cues.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of Germanic Languages

UniBE Contributor:

Maitz, Péter

Subjects:

400 Language > 410 Linguistics

ISSN:

1585-4515

Publisher:

Magyar Tudomanyos Akademia

Language:

Hungarian

Submitter:

Péter Maitz

Date Deposited:

25 Mar 2019 13:07

Last Modified:

25 Mar 2019 13:07

Uncontrolled Keywords:

irony, shift of perspective, metapragmatic awareness, hyperbole, litotes, polarizing tendency

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.121442

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/121442

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