We present four studies that aimed at investigating the contribution of purely visual cues for the detection of irony. In Study 1-3, we presented, without any preceding context, remarks (criticisms and compliments) uttered with sincere and with ironic intent, in three modalities: in the V modality participants could read the comment and see speakers’ facial expressions and bodily movements; in the A modality they could only hear the audio tracks of the uttered sentences; in the VA modality, both visual and auditory information were present. We found that purely visual cues were sufficient to discriminate the ironic intent of the speakers. In Study 4 we presented comments in the V modality, without showing the content of the remark: Accuracy in the detection of sarcasm dropped. We discuss that irony in Study 1-3 might have been recognized indirectly, by comparing the polarity of the remark with the polarity of the actors’ attitude, and we interpret Study 4 data as casting some doubts on the idea that there exist visual cues that specifically convey the speaker’s ironic intent.
Giustolisi, B., & Panzeri, F. (2021). The role of visual cues in detecting irony. PROCEEDINGS OF SINN UND BEDEUTUNG, 25, 292-306.
|Citazione:||Giustolisi, B., & Panzeri, F. (2021). The role of visual cues in detecting irony. PROCEEDINGS OF SINN UND BEDEUTUNG, 25, 292-306.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||The role of visual cues in detecting irony|
|Autori:||Giustolisi, B; Panzeri, F|
GIUSTOLISI, BEATRICE (Primo)
PANZERI, FRANCESCA (Ultimo)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Rivista:||PROCEEDINGS OF SINN UND BEDEUTUNG|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|