CSCAN ROUNDS
Friday January 23rd 2015, 1:00pm
FUNCTIONS OF SARCASM AND IRONY
I will discuss recent experiments examining the use of sarcasm and irony in writing. The first looked at how people make use of emoticons to aid understanding of sarcastic and non-sarcastic messages. The second used facial EMG and galvanic skin response to consider the emotional response to ironic versus literal criticism and ironic versus literal praise.
PRESENTED BY
Dr Dominic Thompson
Research Fellow
from the University of Nottingham
INVITED BY
Ben Dunn