Lexical Influences on the Perception of Sarcasm

  title={Lexical Influences on the Perception of Sarcasm},
  author={Roger J. Kreuz and Gina M Caucci},
Speakers and listeners make use of a variety of pragmatic factors to produce and identify sarcastic statements. It is also possible that lexical factors play a role, although this possibility has not been investigated previously. College students were asked to read excerpts from published works that originally contained the phrase said sarcastically, although the word sarcastically was deleted. The participants rated the characters’ statements in these excerpts as more likely to be sarcastic… CONTINUE READING
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