Publication details [#61314]

Posio, Pekka. 2016. You and we: Impersonal second person singular and other referential devices in Spanish sociolinguistic interviews. Journal of Pragmatics 99 : 1–16.
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This study handles the variable use of referential devices voicing generic or speaker-oriented reference in a corpus of sociolinguistic Spanish interviews on informants’ studies and work experience. It debates the link between pick of referring expressions and intersubjectivity expression. Qualitative analysis of the interview content indicates a relation between the selection of referential devices and generational differences in the selection of individual vs. collective viewpoint and addressee inclusion.