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The Resource Aspects of Spanish pragmatics, Domnița Dumitrescu

Aspects of Spanish pragmatics, Domnița Dumitrescu

Label
Aspects of Spanish pragmatics
Title
Aspects of Spanish pragmatics
Statement of responsibility
Domnița Dumitrescu
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
460.1/41
Index
no index present
LC call number
PC4434
LC item number
.D86 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American University Studies series XIII: Linguistics
Series volume
v. 35
Label
Aspects of Spanish pragmatics, Domnița Dumitrescu
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-254)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Polite speech acts across cultures : an overview -- 2. Gratitude exchange : L1 vs. L2 -- 3. Ritual politeness : the speech act of wishing -- 4. Blackboard politeness -- 5. Face-work in sociolinguistics interviews -- 6. The discourse functions of interrogative allo-repetitions -- 7. More on mitigation in oral interactions -- 8. Discourse functions of Si -- 9. Clitic doubling and Personal A -- 10. From evidentiality to epistemicity : Latin-American Dizque
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 254 pages
Isbn
9781433104435
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010050502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn688559524
  • (OCoLC)ocn893933061
Label
Aspects of Spanish pragmatics, Domnița Dumitrescu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-254)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Polite speech acts across cultures : an overview -- 2. Gratitude exchange : L1 vs. L2 -- 3. Ritual politeness : the speech act of wishing -- 4. Blackboard politeness -- 5. Face-work in sociolinguistics interviews -- 6. The discourse functions of interrogative allo-repetitions -- 7. More on mitigation in oral interactions -- 8. Discourse functions of Si -- 9. Clitic doubling and Personal A -- 10. From evidentiality to epistemicity : Latin-American Dizque
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 254 pages
Isbn
9781433104435
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010050502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn688559524
  • (OCoLC)ocn893933061

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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