Jesús Romero-Trillo

List of John Benjamins publications for which Jesús Romero-Trillo plays a role.


The Conceptualization of ‘Beautiful’ and ‘Ugly’ across Languages and Cultures

Edited by Anna Gladkova and Jesús Romero-Trillo

Special issue of International Journal of Language and Culture 8:1 (2021) vii, 168 pp.
Subjects Anthropological Linguistics | Applied linguistics | Cognition and language | Cognitive psychology | Communication Studies | Pragmatics


Odiegwu, Nancy Chiagolum and Jesús Romero-Trillo 2023 Morphopragmatic analysis of reduplication in Nigerian Pidgin (Naija)Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 38:2, pp. 263–289 | Article
Reduplication has a strong presence in creoles and expanded Pidgins. It has been studied for the several grammatical functions it performs in these languages. The present study is based on morphopragmatics theory, and explores reduplication in Nigerian Pidgin with the goal of identifying the… read more
Odiegwu, Nancy Chiagolum and Jesús Romero-Trillo 2023 Gradience in iconicity: Evidence from total reduplicative constructions in Nigerian PidginReview of Cognitive Linguistics 22:1, pp. 124–150 | Article
While it has largely been taken for granted by most linguists that the relationship between linguistic signifier and signified is arbitrary in nature, a growing number of studies suggest otherwise. In this article, we demonstrate that iconicity in total reduplicative constructions in Nigerian… read more
Gladkova, Anna and Jesús Romero-Trillo 2021 Is ugliness in the mind of the beholder? The conceptualization of ‘ugly’ in EnglishThe Conceptualization of ‘Beautiful’ and ‘Ugly’ across Languages and Cultures, Gladkova, Anna and Jesús Romero-Trillo (eds.), pp. 106–127 | Article
The paper explores the meaning and use of ugly in English. The study is based on corpus data from Cobuild Wordbanks Online and investigates the polysemy and the spheres of application of the concept. Through corpus analysis methodology, we investigate the most common collocations and the… read more
Gladkova, Anna and Jesús Romero-Trillo 2021 The linguistic conceptualization in folk aesthetics: Past, present and futureThe Conceptualization of ‘Beautiful’ and ‘Ugly’ across Languages and Cultures, Gladkova, Anna and Jesús Romero-Trillo (eds.), pp. 1–13 | Introduction
This Special Issue is dedicated to the analysis of the linguistic conceptualization of “beautiful” and “ugly” as the key concepts that are basic to aesthetic appreciation across languages and cultures within the framework of folk aesthetics. For this purpose, we present a collection of original… read more
Mestre, Eva M. and Jesús Romero-Trillo 2021 Chapter 11. Expressing opinions and emotions while travelling on-line: A corpus-pragmatic approachThe Pragmatics of Adaptability, Silva, Daniel N. and Jacob L. Mey (eds.), pp. 235–258 | Chapter
New technologies are developed to facilitate our daily lives, and as a result, they also transform our reality and create new communication contexts between humans and machines. Mey (2006) insists on the two-way directivity of adaptation: humans need to adapt to the machine as well as machines… read more
The present article describes the conceptualization of aesthetics in Spanish through the analysis of the two prototypical terms that describe positive and negative sensory appreciation, i.e., “bonito” (beautiful) and “feo” (ugly). Following a mixed-approach methodology combining Natural Semantic… read more
Mayor-Goicoechea, Cristina and Jesús Romero-Trillo 2020 “They cowardly attack US, so we nobly eliminate them…”: The emergence of the translocal group in the propaganda of the Islamic StateHate speech: Definitions, interpretations and practices, Baider, Fabienne H., Sharon Millar and Stavros Assimakopoulos (eds.), pp. 292–315 | Article
The threat of the Islamic State is realised both in its attacks and its discourse. To illustrate the role of linguistic threats, the present study investigates the ISIS online propaganda magazine Dabiq by combining Critical Discourse Analysis and Corpus Linguistics (Romero-Trillo 2008; Baker… read more
Maguire, Laura and Jesús Romero-Trillo 2017 Chapter 15. Adaptive management and bilingual education: A longitudinal corpus-based analysis of pragmatic markers in teacher talkCurrent Issues in Intercultural Pragmatics, Kecskés, István and Stavros Assimakopoulos (eds.), pp. 347–365 | Chapter
This article investigates the presence of adaptive management in a bilingual school setting in Madrid, Spain. The data supporting the research was obtained from a longitudinal corpus of classroom interaction over 6 years. The purpose of the study is to investigate the effect of pragmatic markers in… read more
This article describes the prosodic features of the most frequent pragmatic markers in English conversations that contribute to the management of context in interaction. Often, turn-taking has been analyzed either from a structural perspective, in which the participants are treated as subjects… read more
Romero-Trillo, Jesús 2014 ‘Pragmatic punting’ and prosody: Evidence from corporaThe Functional Perspective on Language and Discourse: Applications and implications, Gómez González, María de los Ángeles, Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez, Francisco Gonzálvez-García and Angela Downing (eds.), pp. 209–222 | Article
The aim of this chapter is to present the notion of “pragmatic punting” as the cognitive process that confirms that communication in interaction has achieved its goal. The theoretical tenets of this mechanism are based on the principles of communicative context and on the Dynamic Model of Meaning.… read more
Romero-Trillo, Jesús and Tíscar Espigares 2012 The cognitive representation of nature in language: A taxonomyPragmatics & Cognition 20:1, pp. 168–185 | Article
The present article proposes a taxonomy of features to describe the grammar of natural landscapes with the parameters that can account for the preferences of speakers in the description of nature. The taxonomy is the theoretical foundation designed for the Corpus of Language and Nature (CLAN… read more
The present article investigates the use of interrogatives made by teachers and the responses given by learners in two different (bilingual and non-bilingual) English language classroom contexts in two Spanish nursery schools. The analysis shows the relevance of the type of functions made by the… read more