Publication details [#58880]

Caldiz, Adriana and María Marta García Negroni. 2014. Prosody, polyphony and politeness. A polyphonic approach to prosodic configurations common to French and Spanish. Journal of Politeness Research 10 (1) : 63–96.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


Using Theory of Argumentation in Language and Theory of Polyphony, this paper discusses French and Spanish polyphonic configurations that are revealed via the use of particular voice traits. It examines the clear polyphonic dimension of intonation in order to show that locutors’ utterances themselves disclose the enunciation's (im(polite)) orientation.