Current Trends in the Pragmatics of Spanish

Current Trends in the Pragmatics of Spanish

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Current Trends in the Pragmatics of Spanish provides the reader with a representative spectrum of current research in the most dynamic areas of the pragmatics of Spanish. It brings together a collection of academic essays written by well-established as well as emerging voices in Hispanic pragmatics. The essays include applications of pragmatic concepts to sub-fields of (Spanish) linguistics (i.e., pragmatics and grammar; pragmatics and applied linguistics; pragmatics and cross- and inter-cultural communication), studies of `traditional' topics in pragmatics (i.e., discourse markers, politeness, metaphor, humour) as well as a proposal to amalgamate the dominant pragmatic approaches, namely socio-pragmatics and cognitive pragmatics, into one comprehensive model. The essays in this collection represent both new theoretical and empirical research and as such they constitute a valuable contribution to the field of pragmatics in general and an essential reference to those researching the pragmatics of more

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  • Hardback | 383 pages
  • 154.9 x 226.1 x 25.4mm | 635.04g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588115208
  • 9781588115201

Table of contents

1. Preface; 2. PART ONE: INTRODUCTION: THE PRAGMATICS OF SPANISH TO DATE; 3. 1. Spanish pragmatics: Whence, where, whither? (by Hickey, Leo D.); 4. 2. The pragmatics of Spanish beyond Spain (by Marquez Reiter, Rosina); 5. PART TWO: PRAGMATICS AND OTHER DISCIPLINES; 6. Pragmatics and grammar; 7. 3. The Spanish subjunctive: Procedural semantics and pragmatic inference (by Ahern, Aoife K.); 8. 4. Conditional: A grammaticalised marker of politeness in Spanish (by Chodorowska-Pilch, Marianna); 9. Pragmatics and applied linguistics; 10. 5. Role-plays and the assessment of oral proficiency in Spanish (by Lorenzo-Dus, Nuria); 11. 6. Written pedagogic feedback and linguistic politeness (by Stewart, Miranda); 12. Pragmatics and cross and inter-cultural communication; 13. 7. Displaying closeness and respectful distance in Montevidean and Quiteno service encounters (by Marquez Reiter, Rosina); 14. 8. Speaking Spanish with Zapotec meaning. Requests and promises in intercultural communication in Oaxaca, Mexico (by Schrader-Kniffki, Martina); 15. PART THREE: COMMON TOPICS IN PRAGMATICS; 16. Discourse markers; 17. 9. Procedural constraints on context selection: Siempre as a discourse marker (by Curco, Carmen); 18. 10. Discourse markers in the construction of the text, the activity, and the social relations: Evidence from courtroom discourse (by Carranza, Isolda E.); 19. Politeness; 20. 11. Coercion and cooperation: A case study of Argentinean reprimands and responses to reprimands (by Garcia, Carmen); 21. 12. Politeness as 'face' enhancement: An analysis of Spanish conversations between friends and family (by Hernandez-Flores, Nieves); 22. Metaphor; 23. 13. Quarrelling about metaphors of love: A pragmatic approach (by Urios-Aparisi, Eduardo); 24. Humour; 25. 14. Pragmatic of humorous strategies in El club de la comedia (by Yus, Francisco); 26. PART FOUR: TOWARDS AN INTEGRATED PRAGMATIC THEORY; 27. 15. Norms and principles. Putting social and cognitive pragmatics together (by Escandell-Vidal, Victoria); 28. Contributors; 29. Indexshow more