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Constitución pragmática de la obra de Asquerino
(Universidad de Sevilla, 2011)
El objetivo de este estudio es completar la aplicación de un modelo de comunicación teatral a las obras de Eduardo Asquerino (1824-1881) basado en la competencia lingüística del espectador. Si en los artículos anteriores ...
Metapsychological awareness of comprehension and epistemic vigilance of L2 communication in interlanguage pragmatic development
L2 learners may make interpretive mistakes at both the explicit and the implicit levels of communication. They may not construct the right lower- or higher-level explicatures, turn explicatures into unintended implicatures, ...
Discourse-Agreement Features, Phasal C and the Edge: a Minimalist Approach
(Universidade do Minho, Centro de Estudos Humanísticos (CEHUM), 2010)
In this paper I deal with the syntactic process of AGREE in the Minimalist Pro¬gram, the role of discourse/agreement features in it and their combination with an EF (edge feature) to trigger attraction. Miyagawa (2005) has ...
When focus goes wild: An empirical study of two syntactic positions for information focus
(Faculty of Humanities, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, 2015)
My goal in the present paper is to carry out an analysis of the syntactic and discourse properties of Information Focus (IF) in Southern Peninsular Spanish (SPS) and Standard Spanish (SS) varieties. Generally, it has ...
On the order of multiple topics and discourse-feature inheritance
(Ankara Üniversitesi, 2011)
This paper explores two possible syntactic configurations of multiple topics attested across languages, namely the strict vs. free arrangement of fronted topics in the left periphery. I suggest that these rigid/flexible ...
Aspect variation in narrative: a discourse approach
(Universidad de Sevilla, 2001)
The aim of this paper is to show how the choice of verbal aspect may not just be a matter of location in time but also a sign of the addresser’s intentions to highlight different elements of the message. The role of the ...
Understanding and Overcoming Pragmatic Failure in Intercultural Communication: From Focus on Speakers to Focus on Hearers
(De Gruyter, 2013)
For learners to communicate efficiently in the L2, they must avoid pragmatic failure. In many cases, teachers' praxis centres on the learner's performance in the L2 or his role as a speaker, which neglects the importance ...
On the Phatic Interpretation of Utterances: a Complementary Relevance-Theoretic Proposal
(Universidad de Alicante, Departamento de Filología Inglesa, 2005)
In this paper, I suggest a theoretical approach to the production and interpretation of phatic utterances aimed at complementing other previous accounts. These argue that utterances are normally interpreted as phatic either ...
On the role of vigilance in the interpretation of puns
(De Gruyter, 2015)
Humans are vigilant against deception and misinterpretation thanks to a set of cognitive mechanisms that monitor their interlocutors’ benevolence, credibility, competence and preferences, as well as the plausibility and ...