Friday, February 19, 2016

13:00 – 15:00     Registration Reception (light lunch)

14:00 – 14:15     Welcome Address (Salvatore Attardo)

15:00 – 16:30     Session 1: Linguistics 1

      1. Hess Zimmermann, Karina: Is Irony Humorous? Evidence from Children's and Adolescents' Reflections on Different Ironic Remarks
      2. Skalicky, Stephen: A Corpus Linguistic Investigation of Satirical Onion Headlines
      3. Najjar, Héla: The Translatability of Humor in Sitcoms: The Case of "Mind your Language"

coffee break

17:00 – 18:30     Session 2: Chinese Linguistics

      1. Chen, Guangyan: Investigating Perception of Humorous Texts Originating from Chinese Language Learners' Errors
      2. Huang, Meichan: The Narrative Strategy of Humor by Chinese Speakers

19:00                  Conference Dinner (Panda)

Saturday, February 20, 2016

10:00 – 11:30     Session 3

      1. Balali, Sarvenaz: Imperfect Puns in Farsi
      2. Goodfleisch, Marcy: Humor as the Academic Focus for a Capstone Course
      3. Lewis, John: Meaning-Blending and Mind-Bending in the Humor of Firesign Theatre

12:00 – 13:00     Lunch (catered: BBQ)

13:00 – 14:00     Session 4: Linguistics 2

      1. Priego Valverde, Beatrice: Tease Me if You Can: Teasing and Reactions in Casual Conversations
      2. Benom, Carey: The Corpus of Standup Comedy

coffee break

14:30 – 15:45     Session 5: Linguistics 3

      1. Attardo, Salvatore: Markers of Humorous Intention, Non-Verbal Communication, and Gesture
      2. Gironzetti, Elisa: The Interaction of Smiling Patterns and Eye Fixations During Conversation
      3. Hempelmann, Kiki: Quantifying the Semantics of Humor

coffee break

16:15 – 17:15     Session 6

      1. Kadri, Faisal L.: Signature Analysis of Gender Humor Based on Age Trend Classification
      2. Nestok, Bennet: Salmon 2.0: An Arduino Addition to the Original Cult Humor App Concept

18:30                  Drinks (optional, Lone Star Eatery, food available)