Feelings and emotions, typically non-propositional, play an important part in the eventual quality of the interpretations to which they are attached. However, relevance theory has preferred to focus on how hearers build up propositions that fill the gap between what is meant and what is eventually inter-preted (Carston 2002). These are easier to handle, possess a mental representation and are a genuine ob-ject of analysis for linguistics (Chapman 2001, García-Carpintero 2010, Moeschler 2009). In this paper, a review is provided of several ways in which feelings and emotions play an important part in the even-tual quality of interpretations, specifically focusing on irony (Yus 2016a, 2016b) and Internet-mediated communication (Yus 2016c, forthcoming).

Francisco Yus
University of Alicante Carretera San Vicente del Raspeig, s/n, 03690 San Vicente del Raspeig, Alicante, Spain

FRANCISCO YUS teaches pragmatics at the University of Alicante. He has a PhD in linguistics and he is full professor at the University of Alicante, Department of English Studies. Research interests: Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, Media Discourse, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Internet communication, Linguistic Politeness, Humor, Irony, Misunderstandings.

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