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Humor and Multimodal Markers Project

Primary researchers for this project are  Salvatore Attardo, Lucy Pickering, Shigehito Menjo and Meichan Huang.  The project is based on a corpus of digital-quality audio-video recordings of dyadic conversations in which speakers perform a baseline joke and then are free to talk for about ten minutes. Both speakers are closely miked and have a computer camera trained on them, thus allowing for multimodal features including prosody and eye gaze to be captured. Initial publications attached to this project include:

Gironzetti, E., Attardo, S., & Pickering, L. Smiling, gaze, and humor in conversation. in Leonor Ruiz-Gurillo (Ed.). Metapragmatics of Humor: Current research trends. Amsterdam: Benjamins. 2016. 235-254.

Attardo, S., Pickering, L., Lomotey, F., & Menjo, S. (2013). Multimodality in conversational humor. Annual Review of Cognitive Linguistics 11(2), 400-14. John Benjamins.

Attardo, S., Pickering, L. & Baker, A. (2013). Prosodic and multimodal markers of humor in conversation. Attardo, S.; Wagner, M; & Urios-Aparisi, E. Prosody & Humor. John Benjamins.

Attardo, S., Pickering, L. & Baker, A. (2011).  Prosodic and multimodal markers of humor in conversation. Pragmatics & Cognition, 19 (2), 224-247.