Ms Josiane Boutonnet

Senior Lecturer

Josiane Boutonnet
Email address: J.Boutonnet@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 323495 Location: MX Building, MX103 Faculty: Faculty of Arts School/Institute: - School of Humanities Areas of expertise: Language and humour

About

Josiane is a Senior Lecturer in English Language based at Wolverhampton City Campus.  She teaches a range of English language modules for students of English and English Language.  She also works as a Senior Academic Counsellor, Study Skills advisor and Faculty Enabling Tutor for the School of Humanities.  Her research interests relate primarily to the study of language and humour: in particular Discourse Analysis and Conversation Analysis, Pragmatics and Gender Differences.

Research interests

  • Conversational impromptu humour
  • Face, Politeness and Impoliteness Theories
  • Gender and language
  • Social media and humour

Membership of professional bodies

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) First Class, Wolverhampton Polytechnic, 1988
  • MA Special Applications in Linguistics, Birmingham University 1990

Publications

Articles

  • 2000 - Verbal Humour as the Ultimate Level in Language Learning: Accessing the Contextual Properties of Humour in Everyday Conversation, in Coulthard, M. et al (eds) Dialogue Analysis VII: Working with Dialogue, Tűbingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag
  • 2003 - Questions as Gambits Marking Humorous Discourse, Antares, Revista de Cultura sub egida Uniunii Seriitorilor, September 2003, pages 40-48
  • 2005 - Irony: Stylistic Approaches, in Brown, K. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (2nd ed.), Volume 6, Amsterdam: Elsevier
  • 2006 - Irony: Stylistic Approaches, in Brown, K. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (2nd ed.), Volume 6, pp 28-31, Amsterdam: Elsevier, online encyclopedia, March 2006

Experience in industry

Book Reviews for Publishers

  • 1996 - July Book Proposal Review for Routledge (Cameron, D. The Feminist Critique of Language, 2nd Edition)
  • 1998 - March Book Proposal Review for Routledge (Trask, Language: the Basics, 2nd Edition)
  • March Book Review for Routledge (Goatly, A. Ideology in reading and writing)
  • March Book Review for Routledge (Goddard, A. Language and Gender, Intertext Series)

Published Book Reviews

  • 2005 - Book Review for  Multilingua, Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, pp.152-155, (Lesley Milroy and Matthew Gordon,  Sociolinguistics: Method and Interpretation  Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2003, pp.v + 261)
  • 2015 - Review for The Humorous Times, pp 10-11, (Graeme Ritchie, The Linguistic Analysis of Jokes London: Routledge, 2014, pp.243)

Further information

Conference Papers

  • Verbal Humour as the Ultimate Level in Language Learning: Accessing the Contextual Properties of Humour in Everyday Conversation, IADA Dialogue Conference, University of Birmingham, UK 1999
  • Why Don’t Women Wear Watches..? Questions as Gambits Marking Humorous Discourse, 2nd International Conference on Questions, The North-West Centre for Linguistics and the University of Liverpool, UK, 1999
  • I tell ye summat.. A Study of Black Country Humour, ISHS (International Society for Humour Studies) Conference, University of Maryland, US, 2001
  • Performing Gender, Performing Humour, ISHS Conference, University of Bologna, Italy, 2002
  • Humour in Synchronous Online Communication, ISHS Conference, IUT Dijon, France, 2004
  • Irony and Sarcasm: Stylistic Aspects, International Summer School on Humour and Laughter, University of Tübingen, Germany, 2005
  • Humour and Im/politeness: A discursive approach, University of Alcalá de Henares, Spain, 2008
  • Theories of Im/politeness and Humour and Humour: Towards a Model of Communication for Spoken Discourse, University of Łodź, Poland
  • Discursive Approach to Im/politeness Research and Humour: Theories of Identity and the Concept of Face, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Face, Im/politeness and Humour Research, FACE Symposium, University of Huddersfield, UK, 2011
  • Face, Im/politeness and Humour Research, ISHS Conference, Boston University, US, 2011
  • A Case Study of Humour and Facework Among a Group of Adults, Kraków, Poland, 2012
  • What Can Humour Tell Us About Gender Today? Conference ‘Is Gender Still Relevant, Bradford, UK,  2014
  • Ambient Affiliation: Humour on Twitter, ISHS, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, 2016

Conference Organisation:

  • 4th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter at University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK (Sept. 6-11, 2004)