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Cognitive strategies and figurative language in subversive stand-up comedy: the case of trumping (Estrategias cognitivas y lenguaje figurativo en el monologo humoristico subversivo: el caso de la baza ludica)
Título de la revista: ESTUDIOS DE PSICOLOGIA
ISSN: 0210-9395
Volumen: 42
Número: 2
Páginas: 428 - 461
Fecha de publicación: 2021
Lugar: WOS
This paper aims to show that trumping is a cognitive strategy that exploits the salience gap between the literal and figurative meaning of an expression, which is used by female comedians to attack certain targets with different humour markers such as polysemy, metonymy or metaphors. In order to verify this hypothesis, we have analysed the FEMMES-UP corpus, which gathers 15 humorous stand-up comedy acts from 15 female Spanish comedians. The corpus has been transcribed and segmented into 504 sequences. The analysis reveals that trumping is used in 67 of these sequences, that is, in 13.5% of the cases. We have been able to identify five types of trumping: homophonic, syntactic, metonymic, metaphorical and referential. Results showed that the most frequently used types are metonymic, syntactic and metaphorical, although these can also be used simultaneously, e.g., syntactic and metaphorical trumping. Findings also evidence that trumping acts as a rhetorical-pragmatic strategy for the female comedians to disassociate themselves from certain gender-based behavioural norms, to construct alternative identities and to question some heteronormative norms in a creative, humorous fashion.