What (little) do we know about written satirical news?
Presented by Stephen Skalicky
Lectures, talks and seminars
LALS Seminar Series
12th Apr 2019 4:00pm to 12th Apr 2019 5:00pm
Murphy Lecture Theater 101 (MYLT101)
Understanding the figurative message in satirical news is complicated. Results from corpus and behavioral studies identify features that influence this process.
Satirical news has become a popular means of delivering a subtle, humorous critique targeting a wide range of public and private entities.
What linguistic clues might exist to suggest a satirical intent in a text? And, what makes someone 'good' at understanding satirical news? For instance, when reading written satirical news, how do different cognitive, demographic, and affective features converge to influence the interpretation of the satire? Moreover, how can the comprehension of a satirical text even be measured?
For more information contact: Matthew Vink
Lecturer in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies