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Insistence among family and friends in Quiteño Spanish: from connectedness to empowerment?

Placencia, Maria Elena (2008) Insistence among family and friends in Quiteño Spanish: from connectedness to empowerment? Birkbeck Studies in Applied Linguistics 3 , ISSN 1754-5366.

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Abstract

Drawing on sociopragmatics and some ethnographic work in communication studies, in this paper I examine the occurrence of insistence in interactions among family and friends in middle-class Quiteño society (Ecuador) in relation to suggestions, offers and invitations. I interpret insistence in these contexts as a marker of affiliation through which an interpersonal ideology of connectedness (cf. Fitch, 1998) is recreated. However, I find that there is some generational variation in the use of this practice. I suggest that this may be an indication of a possible shift in interpersonal ideology –from connectedness towards empowerment– gradually taking place in middle-class Quiteño society.

Item Type: Article
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Arts > Cultures and Languages
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2010 10:53
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2014 13:03
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/2632

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