The European Journal of Humour Research

Vol 5, No 4 (2017)

Book Review. Ruiz-Gurillo, Leonor (ed.) (2016). Metapragmatics of Humour: Current Research Trends. IVITRA Research in Linguistics and Literature 14. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 309 pp.

Ksenia M. Shilikhina


The volume Metapragmatics of Humour: Current Research Trends edited by Leonor Ruiz-Gurillo is a collection of papers aiming at analysing humour as a metapragmatic ability. The book is published as the 14th volume of the IVITRA Research in Linguistics and Literature series and presents research results of the members of the IVITRA Research Project. 


Attardo, Salvatore, and Victor Raskin (1991). ‘Script theory revis(it)ed: Joke similarity and joke representation model’. Humour: International Journal of Humour Research 4 (3-4): 293-347.

Attardo, Salvatore (2001). Humorous Texts: A Semantic and Pragmatic Analysis. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Bell, Alan (1991). The Language of News Media. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell.

Fauconnier, Gilles, and Mark Turner (1998). ‘Conceptual Integration Networks’. Cognitive Science 22 (2): 133-187.

Giora, Rachel (2003). On Our Mind: Salience, Context, and Figurative Language. New York: Oxford University Press.

Simpson, Paul (2003). On the Discourse of Satire: Towards a Stylistic Model of Satirical Humour. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Verschueren, Jef (1999). Understanding Pragmatics. London: Arnold.