A Study of Irony in Political Discourse
作者: Shatha Naiyf Qaiwer
刊名: Arab World English Journal, 2020, Vol.1 (1)
来源数据库: Arab Society of English Language Studies
DOI: 10.24093/awej/elt2.1
原始语种摘要: This study examines the ideological and evaluative nature of irony in discourse. It aims to reveal the linguistic constructions involved in ironic utterances and to uncover ideologies underpinning such structures. It draws upon the echo and pretense theories to account for utterance representation along with Wodak’s (2007) framework of self and other presentation strategies. The study examines the incongruous construction of an attitude, and the objectives attempted to achieve by taking a cynical stance. The main research questions center on the role played by ironic utterances and how they contribute to preserving the image of the speaker and to the negative representation of the other. The study reveals the way politicians mark their verbal irony, i.e., to classify and categorize the...
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  • irony 含铁的
  • utterance 发出
  • incongruous 不适合的
  • ideological 意识形态
  • echoing 回送
  • representation 表现
  • merely 仅仅
  • categorize 分类
  • textual 原文的
  • saying 谚语