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Irony and Sarcasm at Work Going Mainstream?

Almost 18 months since I graduated and it seems as if my research interest might be going mainstream. 

There's certainly been much evidence and discussion on irony being the highest form of cognitive thought and communicative sophistication over the milennia, from Socrates, Cicero, Erasmus, Swift and Kierkegaard (to name but a few). Although I'd only regard sarcasm as a relatively minor form of performative irony (a way of expressing the insight rather than generating the insight itself), it is gratifying to see that Behavioural Scientists at Harvard and INSEAD are beginning to take notice of ironic phenomena in the workplace. It is always great when subsequent empirical data supports your theoretical prediction. 

Click on the blue box above the text or this link to read the full Harvard article. 


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