List of John Benjamins publications for which Paloma Núñez-Pertejo plays a role.
Chapter 6. Time and history: A preliminary approach to binomials in late Modern English Astronomy and History texts. Writing History in Late Modern English: Explorations of the Coruña Corpus, Moskowich, Isabel, Begoña Crespo, Luis Puente-Castelo and Leida Maria Monaco (eds.), pp. 104–1272019.
“Go up to miss thingy”. “He’s probably like a whatsit or something”.: Placeholders in focus. The differences in use between teenagers and adults in spoken English. Pragmatics 25:3, pp. 425–4512015.
In this paper we focus on some of the so-called ‘placeholders’, words that are almost empty semantically, used with multiple functions in communication and whose meaning has to be inferred by the listener (Jucker et al. 2003: 1749). This category of placeholders includes terms such as thing,… read more | Article
That’s absolutely crap, totally rubbish: The use of the intensifiers absolutely and totally in the spoken language of British adults and teenagers. Functions of Language 21:2, pp. 210–2372014.
Intensifiers in English speech have received considerable attention in the literature, due to their flexibility, ongoing changes in the system, and the grammaticalisation processes that some of them undergo. This paper looks first at differences in the use of intensifiers in the speech of adults… read more | Article
Strategies used by English and Spanish teenagers to intensify language: A contrastive corpus-based study. Spanish in Context 11:2, pp. 175–2012014.
The aim of the present paper is to investigate some of the strategies used by English and Spanish teenagers to intensify language. For this purpose, we have analysed data from three corpora of teenagers language. Our analysis shows the frequent use of really and so as intensifiers in English, yet a… read more | Article