A Logician's Sidelong Glance at Irony

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In "Irony as Expression (of a Sense of the Absurd)" Mitchell Green is presenting an interesting account of communicative irony where ``we express a sense of a situation's absurdity (wackiness, goofiness, etc.).'' In this line of argument, he is questioning the adequateness of irony as meaning-inversion and irony as conversational implicature. In this note, we would like to take the idea of absurdity a little bit further, considering it in its logical sense. As a consequence we can offer a possibility to defend, at least partially, irony as meaning-inversion and conversational implicature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
JournalBaltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017


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