FFI2015-64540-C2-1-P (MINECO-FEDER, UE.).
The main aim of the project is to research linguistics humour at the cutting edge of knowledge. Firstly, metapragmatic skills will be analysed in humorous discourse. Secondly, humour competence in children (8-12-year olds) with be connected to humorous discourse in adults. This will be carried out by analysing the influence of developing identity, the influence of gender and the metapragmatic cues used. Thirdly, potential applications from the results, will be studied with a specialised digital tool for clinical linguistics (TEL and TEA) for teaching languages.
In this way, we expect to obtain results on how speakers and writers use metapragmatic skills in humorous discourse and how listeners and readers interpret them, whether this is in humourous genres such as jokes, stand-up comedy or parody, or in other contexts such as spontaneous conversation, different digital media or opinion columns. Moreover, we also focus on 8-12-year-old children who, are gradually developing their cognitive skills to express the incongruence of humour or the range of linguistic mechanisms they use. In the medium term, we have reliable results which enable us to carry out certain applications in the field of language learning or clinical linguistics.