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By Michael Ebner

Named one in all Kirkus studies most sensible Books of the yr. “The book’s full of laugh-out-loud traces and discussion. the writer having a Charles Portis-like present for writing” (Kirkus Reviews). lodge concierge, Joel Wilson, has lately befriended the foyer pianist, Wade Farley and his direction will quickly swap in methods he may perhaps by no means have imagined. either have expertise, ambition and large plans for different careers. yet they‘ll have to visit nice lengths to chop in the course of the festival. Their scheme to hit the large time takes them to big apple and kick-starts a deadly video game. Underestimating track rich person Lance Martin makes it a dangerous one. He’s the explanation one hit wonders vanish from the face of the earth.

Copyright 2009. booklet released 2013.

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2009. “Acoustic markers of sarcasm in Cantonese and English”. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 126(3): 1394–1405. L. and O’Brien, J. 2000. “Contrast of kind versus contrast of magnitude: The pragmatic accomplishments of irony and hyperbole”. Discourse Processes 30: 179–199. A. and Ambady, N. 2002. “On the universality and cultural specificity of emotion recognition: A meta-analysis”. Psychological Bulletin 128: 203–235. 33 34 Henry S. Cheang and Marc D. , and Jang, S. 1997. “Effects of experience on non-native speakers’ production and perception of English vowels”.

Non-prosodic markers We have so far deliberately limited our discussion to linguistic/prosodic features, with the exception of the mention of smiling as humor support above. However, in Pickering et al. (2009) we examined smiling and laughter as potential markers of the humor in the text. Our conclusion in that article was the smiling and laughter could not serve as reliable indicators, since they occurred in about 50% of the cases. We now turn to the examination of the present data, to see if there are any differences.

3 A note on the coding of humor and humor support Generally, the production of humor to support humor is a well-documented phenomenon. However, when coding a turn for analysis it is important to distinguish between humorous turns of humor supports and non-humorous turns of humor support. 42 C 293 294 // YEAH [232–204] [71] (M. 7 The joke is followed by a pause and by shared laughter, which is a form of support (Hay 2001). Then Marina produces an ironical supportive turn: “No kidding”. This is followed by a supportive turn by Carmen “Yeah”.

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