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Márquez Reiter, Rosina and María Elena Placencia. 2004. Current Trends in the Pragmatics of Spanish (Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 123). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. xvi, 383 pp.
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'Current Trends in the Pragmatics of Spanish' provides the reader with a representative spectrum of current research in the most dynamic areas of the pragmatics of Spanish. It brings together a collection of academic essays written by well-established as well as emerging voices in Hispanic pragmatics. The essays include applications of pragmatic concepts to sub-fields of (Spanish) linguistics (i.e., pragmatics and grammar; pragmatics and applied linguistics; pragmatics and cross- and inter-cultural communication), studies of ‘traditional’ topics in pragmatics (i.e., discourse markers, politeness, metaphor, humour) as well as a proposal to amalgamate the dominant pragmatic approaches, namely socio-pragmatics and cognitive pragmatics, into one comprehensive model. The essays in this collection represent both new theoretical and empirical research and as such they constitute a valuable contribution to the field of pragmatics in general and an essential reference to those researching the pragmatics of Spanish. (Publisher Book Description) Table of contents Preface xi 1. Spanish pragmatics: Whence, where, whither? Leo D. Hickey 3 2. The pragmatics of Spanish beyond Spain Rosina Márquez Reiter and María Elena Placencia 15 Pragmatics and grammar 3. The Spanish subjunctive: Procedural semantics and pragmatic inference Aiofe Ahern and Manuel Leonetti 35 4. Conditional: A grammaticalised marker of politeness in Spanish Marianna Chodorowska-Pilch 57 Pragmatics and applied linguistics 5. Role-plays and the assessment of oral proficiency in Spanish Nuria Lorenzo-Dus and Paul Meara 79 6. Written pedagogic feedback and linguistic politeness Miranda Stewart 99 Pragmatics and cross and inter-cultural communication 7. Displaying closeness and respectful distance in Montevidean and Quiteño service encounters Rosina Márquez Reiter and María Elena Placencia 121 8. Speaking Spanish with Zapotec meaning. Requests and promises in intercultural communication in Oaxaca, Mexico Martina Schrader-Kniffki 157 Discourse markers 9. Procedural constraints on context selection: Siempre as a discourse marker Carmen Curcó 179 10. Discourse markers in the construction of the text, the activity, and the social relations: Evidence from courtroom discourse Isolda E. Carranza 203 Politeness 11. Coercion and cooperation: A case study of Argentinean reprimands and responses to reprimands Carmen García 231 12. Politeness as ‘face’ enhancement: An analysis of Spanish conversations between friends and family Nieves Hernández Flores 265 Metaphor 13. Quarrelling about metaphors of love: A pragmatic approach Eduardo Urios Aparisi 287 Humour 14. Pragmatic of humorous strategies in El club de la comedia Francisco Yus 319 15. Norms and principles. Putting social and cognitive pragmatics together Victoria Escandell Vidal 347 Contributors 373 Index

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