Aspects of Spanish Pragmatics

Aspects of Spanish Pragmatics

This collection of essays on Spanish pragmatics can be understood in its broadest sense in Iacob L. Mey's words as «the study of the conditions of human language use in a societal context.» The essays, which can be read independently from ...

Author: Domnița Dumitrescu

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UCBK:C104070686

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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This collection of essays on Spanish pragmatics can be understood in its broadest sense in Iacob L. Mey's words as «the study of the conditions of human language use in a societal context.» The essays, which can be read independently from one another, revolve around three key areas within the Anglo-American school of pragmatics: speech acts, conversation, and politeness as sociocultural manifestations of communication. The first part of the book emphasizes the study of politeness in different Spanish-speaking communities, paying special attention to the realization of polite speech acts and their cross-cultural and cross-linguistic implications, as well as the face-work that interlocutors conduct in casual conversations and other communicative settings. The second part expands the topic of politeness strategies to the study of new contexts (such as echo questions and conversational repairs) and addresses other language phenomena that can be best explored from a pragmalinguistic perspective, such as evidentiality, mitigation, contrastive emphasis, and topicality and discourse salience. The examples (with the exception of a few literary quotes) proceed from naturally occurring data or were collected through questionnaires, and represent a wide range of colloquial «Spanishes, » from Peninsular to Latin American, from monolingual to bilingual, and from native to heritage to second language learners' varieties. The empirical nature of Aspects of Spanish Pragmatics will appeal to a wide range of readers interested in the use of Spanish for real-life communicative interactions, as well as in the topic of intercultural communication and the teaching of authentic language to students of Spanish in the United States.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Current Trends in the Pragmatics of Spanish

Current Trends in the Pragmatics of Spanish

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 ...

Author: Rosina Márquez-Reiter

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 1588115208

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 381

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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 Spanish.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Pragmatics

The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Pragmatics

Three other clearly unexplored pragmatics features were investigated by Shively.
In 2013, Shively reported on the development of humor in Spanish in a university
student engaged in a semester-long SA program in Spain. The naturalistic ...

Author: Dale A. Koike

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429849343

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 586

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The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Pragmatics is the first volume to offer a comprehensive overview of advances in Spanish Pragmatics, addressing different types of interaction and the variables, both social and linguistic, that can affect them. Written by a diverse set of experts in the field, the handbook unifies two major approaches to the study of pragmatics, the Anglo-American and European Continental traditions. Thirty-three chapters cover in detail both pragmatic foundations (e.g. speech act theory, implicature and relevance, deixis) and interfaces with other concepts, including: • Discourse • Variation; Culture and interculture • (Im)politeness; humor • Learning contexts and teaching • Technology This is an ideal reference for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, and researchers of Spanish language and linguistics.
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L2 Spanish Pragmatics

L2 Spanish Pragmatics

L2 Spanish Pragmatics is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of current research into pragmatics and Spanish language teaching. It presents the research on the teaching of pragmatics and Spanish language as a multifaceted discipline.

Author: Domnita Dumitrescu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351995597

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 278

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L2 Spanish Pragmatics is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of current research into pragmatics and Spanish language teaching. It presents the research on the teaching of pragmatics and Spanish language as a multifaceted discipline. Written by an international cohort of scholars, the breadth of topics includes innovative topics in the teaching of Spanish, such as genre analysis, discourse markers, politeness and impoliteness, nonverbal communication, irony, and humor, as well as web-based pragmatics resources. Key features: An overview of new trends in Spanish pragmatics research and the growing need for instruction in intercultural communication; Insights derived from important theoretical and empirical works that may contribute to integrate pragmatics in the teaching of the language; Explanations with great clarity, plenty of examples and references, as well as connections to language teaching and learning; Tasks and activities that can help teachers move from a traditional curricular approach to a more innovative and engaging one; Descriptions of numerous activities or guidelines for the classroom, supplemented with additional materials; A bilingual glossary of terms in pragmatics that will help teachers in their implementation of activities to teach L2 Spanish pragmatics. L2 Spanish Pragmatics constitutes a reference book on current research on learning and teaching Spanish pragmatics. It will be of interest to university lecturers, researchers, and graduate students. It will also be an excellent resource for language educators and K-16 teachers willing to expand their knowledge and apply the teaching of pragmatics as an integral component in the teaching of the Spanish language.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Spanish Pragmatics

Spanish Pragmatics

3.5.1 Turn-taking In this section, we focus mainly on studies where aspects of turn
-taking (for instance, the occurrence of ... and turn-taking systems) are examined
as features of the communicative style of a particular Spanish-speaking group.

Author: M. Placencia

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230505018

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

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The first substantial textbook on pragmatics to focus on Spanish. The authors discuss key theories within the Anglo-American tradition of pragmatics, concentrating on the relationship between language use and socio-cultural contexts, and their uptake by Hispanists. Drawing on research by foremost scholars in the field, with reference to a wide range of 'Spanishes', including a first treatment of 'sociopragmatic variation'. Concepts throughout are illustrated with real language examples taken from different Spanish corpora. The book is carefully structured to be appropriate for upper-level undergraduate, as well as postgraduate, students.
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From Words to Discourse

From Words to Discourse

This volume attempts to bridge the gap between theory and empirical analysis by focussing on several aspects of the semantics and the pragmatics of Spanish from a variety of theoretical points of view.

Author: Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach

Publisher: Current Research in the Semant

ISBN: UOM:39015055799350

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 356

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This volume attempts to bridge the gap between theory and empirical analysis by focussing on several aspects of the semantics and the pragmatics of Spanish from a variety of theoretical points of view.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Pragmatics in Persuasive Discourse of Spanish Television Advertising

Pragmatics in Persuasive Discourse of Spanish Television Advertising

persuasion is effected and to propose a classification of such features . 3 I
included previous applications of pragmatic theories to Spanish , with particular
reference to Haverkate ( 1984 , 1990 ) and Koike ( 1989a , 1989b , 1992 )
regarding ...

Author: Karol J. Hardin

Publisher: Sil International and the Univ

ISBN: UOM:39015054157378

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 234

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This investigation analyzes pragmatic ways in which Spanish is used to achieve persuasion in television advertising. The author applies pragmatic models to commercials for products and services from three countries--Chile, Spain, and the United States. She addresses the questions: (1) Which pragmatic devices occur most frequently? (2) How are these devices linguistically coded? (3) Are any differences evident between regional varieties of Spanish? and (4) How are pragmalinguistic features of television advertising used to effect persuasion? The most representative variables include speech acts, indexicals, politeness, implicatures, violations of Grice's Maxims, and speaker considerations. The study contributes to the cross-linguistic understanding of pragmatics and of persuasion in Spanish by (1) offering a procedure that may be replicated; (2) addressing multiple pragmatic categories; and (3) examining the relationship between pragmatic strategies and persuasion among Spanish speakers. Given the vital role of the media in society, Spanish television advertising reflects the pragmatic communication of persuasion by and to Spanish speakers. Pragmatica de discurso persuasivo de publicidad de television en espanol. Esta investigacion analiza las maneras pragmaticas en las cuales se usa el espanol para persuadir en la publicidad de television y contribuye al entendimiento linguistico de pragmatica y persuasion en espanol. El libro esta escrito en ingles.
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Introductory Semantics and Pragmatics for Spanish Learners of English

Introductory Semantics and Pragmatics for Spanish Learners of English

Esta obra pretende ser una introducción a la semántica y la pragmática para alumnos universitarios españoles de lingüística y de filología inglesa.

Author: Brian Leonard Mott

Publisher: Edicions Universitat Barcelona

ISBN: 9788447533459

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Esta obra pretende ser una introducción a la semántica y la pragmática para alumnos universitarios españoles de lingüística y de filología inglesa. Es un texto paralelo a English Phonetics and Phonology for Spanish Speakers, del mismo autor (UB, 2000). Sus características más importantes son:. Ofrece un curso completo de semántica y pragmática para estudiantes universitarios de lengua y literatura inglesa.. Incluye un primer capítulo que relaciona la semántica y pragmática entre sí y con las otras ramas de la lingüística.. Aporta ejemplificación de muchas variedades lingüísticas, aparte del inglés, español y catalán.. Contiene ejercicios variados al final de cada capítulo, con sugerencias para su solución al final de la obra
Categories: Education

Pragmatics of the Interaction Patterns in a Spanish Court

Pragmatics of the Interaction Patterns in a Spanish Court

Much has been discussed about the aesthetics of courts and the need to
suppress the use of gowns , wigs , mallets and other ritual elements still used in
many European countries ( J.L. Aulet , 1998 ) 20 . In Spanish low criminal courts
gowns ...

Author: Marta Poblet Balcell

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C067669168

Category: Conscientious objectors

Page: 38

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Categories: Conscientious objectors

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

440 ROMANCE LANGUAGES ( FRENCH ) TENSE and aspect in Romance 440 '
. 045 languages ... Pragmatics . 3 . Spanish language Social aspects . 4 . nish
language - Social aspects . 4 . Courtesy . I . Placencia , Maria E . ( Maria Elena ) II
.

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066043251

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Pragmatics

Pragmatics

As argued in this paper , these are common characteristics of the Spanish face of
affiliation and of the cultural value attached to a trusted setting . However , in the
transactional German conversation there is no effort to avoid silence , nor are ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000125199541

Category: Pragmatics

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Categories: Pragmatics

Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International

methodologies , activities and materials to support instructed interlanguage
pragmatics , as well as for teacher training . Developmental readiness and tense /
aspect : An instructional study of L2 preterit and imperfect acquisition in Spanish .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132702510

Category: Dissertations, Academic

Page:

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Categories: Dissertations, Academic

Language

Language

Only a hand - ful of items written in or dealing with Spanish appear in the
bibliography of the book under review . ... can turn to H ' s various publications (
in English and Spanish ) on various facets of Spanish pragmatics and verbal
politeness .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067437148

Category: Comparative linguistics

Page:

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Categories: Comparative linguistics

Current Formal Aspects of Spanish Syntax and Semantics

Current Formal Aspects of Spanish Syntax and Semantics

She also holds a master's degree in Pragmatics/Semantics (OSU), and a master's
degree in Applied Linguistics (Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, Spain). Her
recent publications focus on the characterization and interpretation of Spanish ...

Author: Melvin González-Rivera

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443839402

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 315

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This book is a compilation of articles on different aspects of Spanish grammar in the areas of current theoretical syntax and semantics. The issue brings together scholars working on some formal aspects of Spanish predicative complementation (e.g., dequeísmo), neuter demonstrative pronouns, the subject of Psych verbs, the nature of non-verbal predication, and the internal structure of the Determiner Phrase (DP), cf. gender variation, among other topics. Linguists and philologists with interests in Spanish and/or in other Romance languages are the main target audience. The book will appeal also to researchers and students specializing in generative grammar, semantics and in the syntax/semantics interface. It will also be of interest to historical linguists and dialectologists addressing theoretical/formal issues (cf. Afro-Bolivian Spanish). The research in this book points to a cohesiveness in Spanish linguistics that lies in the integration of up-to-date empirically-based linguistic research with current theoretical assumptions on the nature of syntax and semantics.
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Pragmatics Language Learning

Pragmatics   Language Learning

Pragmatics. in. Spanish. L2. Courses: What. Do. Learners. Think? Lynn Pearson
Bowling Green State University, Ohio ... pragmatic elements with explanations (
Billmyer, 1990; Rose & Ng Kwai-fun, 2001; Takahashi, 2001; Tateyama, 2001).

Author: Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig

Publisher: Natl Foreign Lg Resource Ctr

ISBN: 9780824831370

Category: Computer-assisted instruction

Page: 407

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"This volume features cutting-edge research on L2 pragmatics from a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches. It offers fresh perspectives on standard topics such as the use and learning of speech acts and the pragmatic meanings of linguistic resources, and the effect of planned intervention on pragmatic development in language instruction. The chapters also document researchers' increasing attention to different forms of computer-mediated communication as environments for using and developing L2 pragmatic competence, and of conversation analysis as an approach to different aspects of interaction in a variety of settings."--Publisher's website (nflrc.hawaii.edu/).
Categories: Computer-assisted instruction

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

Use of sentence - final particles is one of the most salient features that the
intended complex inferences . ... Thought and utterances : The in the Pragmatics
of Spanish , Lingua , 2007 , 117 , 4 , Apr , 727pragmatics of explicit
communication .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079657402

Category: Language and languages

Page:

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Categories: Language and languages

The Syntax Semantics and Pragmatics of Spanish Mood

The Syntax  Semantics and Pragmatics of Spanish Mood

Spanish. verb. From a functional perspective, the first point to be noticed is that
the indicative and the subjunctive perform two entirely different tasks, whereas
the imperative performs only one. Taking up again the distinction between ...

Author: Henk Haverkate

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027253477

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 235

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This study provides a consistent description and explanation of the syntax, the semantics and the pragmatics of Spanish mood. A major focus of attention is the central role of the truthfunctional categories of realis, potentialis and irrealis as parameters relevant to mood selection in both subordinate and non-subordinate clauses. Furthermore, a proposal is offered for a new typology of clause-embedding predicates. The framework chosen stems from the insight that complement-taking predicates share the property of providing information on the set of mental processes which characterize intentional human behavior. At the level of pragmatic analysis, mood selection is examined from a variety of angles. Thus, specific research is conducted within the framework of speech act theory, relevance theory, politeness theory and the theory of Gricean maxims.
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Portuguese for Spanish speakers

Portuguese for Spanish speakers

... yet the ones that were seen indicate that , in several aspects , the speech acts
reflect different patterns of pragmatic transfer , illustrating the influence of the
base languages . We note , however , that there is transfer from Spanish
occurring in ...

Author: Antônio R. M. Simões

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105121797554

Category: Portuguese language

Page: 223

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Este livro apresenta um panorama geral do que existe no campo de conhecimento de português para falantes de espanhol, e, ao mesmo tempo, fornece subsídios para futuras pesquisas nessa área.
Categories: Portuguese language

Pragmatic Aspects of English Text Structure

Pragmatic Aspects of English Text Structure

... equivalent in another . But the small army of interpreters have only a split
second to change what they hear from one to another of the UN ' s official
languages : English , French , Spanish , Russian and Pragmatics of Author
Comments 103.

Author: Larry Bert Jones

Publisher: Summer Inst of Linguistics

ISBN: IND:30000007096427

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 150

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The Role of Formal Features in Second Language Acquisition

The Role of Formal Features in Second Language Acquisition

More evidence for this conclusion comes from a recent study by Montrul and
Rodríguez Louro ( 2006 ) looking at morphosyntactic and discourse pragmatic
aspects of the Null Subject Parameter in Spanish L2 . The intermediate learners
in this ...

Author: Juana M. Liceras

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: UCSC:32106019021911

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 577

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This edited volume dealing with formal features in Second Language Acquisition is defined within current generative grammatical theory, such as the Principles and Parameters Theory and the Minimalist Program. Formal features are essential to any account of language acquisiton because they are basic components of lexical and functional categories. This is a subject of much current research as evidenced by the number of published articles in journals and in conference proceedings. This is what the editors say: While L2 acquisition is the focus of our volume, the papers address the role of features in the current versions of generative grammar and explore the role of features for learnability theory as it relates to native and non-native acquisition. To our knowledge, the volume represents the first scholarly contribution specifiacally devoted to features in language acquisition. There are many generativists in SLA, including our two series editors, Susan Gass and Jacquelyn Schacther. When asked if the formalist bias will be a big detraction, Jacquelyn said, The formal features book will definitely be formalist in tone
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