ERIC Number: EJ586508
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
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Theories of Adults' Understanding and Use of Irony and Sarcasm: Applications to and Evidence from Research with Children.
Creusere, Marlena A.
Developmental Review, v19 n2 p213-62 Jun 1999
Focuses on children's developing ability to recognize ironic and sarcastic speech acts. Reviews several theoretical approaches to examining nonliteral language processes, outlined by linguists concerned with adults' use of discourse irony. Reviews research pertaining to children's comprehension of irony and sarcasm. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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