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Prosodic and multimodal markers of humor in conversation

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This case study extends the findings of Pickering et al. 2009 to the domain of conversational humor. We find that, as was the case in humorous narratives, conversational humor is not marked by higher pitch or volume, increased speech rate, or significant pauses. Unlike narrative humor, conversational humor is not produced at a lower pitch and slower rate than non-humorous parts of the text. We find that smiling and laughter tend to occur with humor.

UOW Authors


  •   Attardo, Salvatore (external author)
  •   Pickering, Lucy (external author)
  •   Baker, Amanda

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Attardo, S., Pickering, L. & Baker, A. A. (2011). Prosodic and multimodal markers of humor in conversation. Pragmatics and Cognition, 19 (2), 224-247.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79959695563

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/edupapers/1175

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 23

Start Page


  • 224

End Page


  • 247

Volume


  • 19

Issue


  • 2

Abstract


  • This case study extends the findings of Pickering et al. 2009 to the domain of conversational humor. We find that, as was the case in humorous narratives, conversational humor is not marked by higher pitch or volume, increased speech rate, or significant pauses. Unlike narrative humor, conversational humor is not produced at a lower pitch and slower rate than non-humorous parts of the text. We find that smiling and laughter tend to occur with humor.

UOW Authors


  •   Attardo, Salvatore (external author)
  •   Pickering, Lucy (external author)
  •   Baker, Amanda

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Attardo, S., Pickering, L. & Baker, A. A. (2011). Prosodic and multimodal markers of humor in conversation. Pragmatics and Cognition, 19 (2), 224-247.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79959695563

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/edupapers/1175

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 23

Start Page


  • 224

End Page


  • 247

Volume


  • 19

Issue


  • 2