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    Cumplidos de mujeres universitarias en Quito y Sevilla: un estudio de variación pragmática regional

    Placencia, Maria Elena and Fuentes Rodríguez, C. (2013) Cumplidos de mujeres universitarias en Quito y Sevilla: un estudio de variación pragmática regional. Sociocultural Pragmatics: International Journal of Spanish Linguistics 1 (1), ISSN 2194-8313.

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    Abstract

    Si bien los cumplidos han sido examinados extensamente en diferentes idiomas incluyendo el español, escasa atención se ha dado al estudio de variación interdialectal en la realización de cumplidos. Es esto lo que nos interesa explorar en este trabajo al examinar cumplidos en dos variedades del español: español andino (Quito) y español de Andalucía (Sevilla. Así, el estudio se enmarca en el área de pragmática variacionista (Schneider & Barron, 2008). Más específicamente, con base en una muestra de 410 cumplidos que se obtuvieron empleando un cuestionario de construcción de diálogos (v. Schneider, 2005), analizamos similitudes y diferencias en la percepción de comportamiento apropiado al formular un cumplido entre mujeres universitarias en Quito y Sevilla. Como veremos, en cuanto a estrategias globales, en los dos contextos hay una preferencia clara por formulaciones directas, corroborando los resultados de estudios anteriores. Sin embargo, encontramos algunas diferencias tanto situacionales como socioculturales con respecto a las sub-estrategias empleadas en la realización del acto central. Identificamos también algunas diferencias en el empleo de mecanismos de modificación interna y actos de apoyo encaminados a realzar el cumplido.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: English abstract: While compliments have been extensively examined in different languages, including Spanish, comparatively little attention has been paid to interlinguistic variation among varieties of the same language. This is what we aim to explore in this paper by looking at compliments in two varieties of Spanish: Andean Spanish (Quito) and Andalusian Spanish (Seville). As such, our study is to be classified under the heading of variational pragmatics (Schneider & Barron, 2008). More specifically, on the basis of a sample of 410 compliments that were obtained by means of a dialogue construction questionnaire (cf. Schneider, 2005), we examine similarities and differences in female university students’ perception of appropriate behaviour in Quito and Seville when it comes to formulating compliments in a number of everyday situations. In terms of overall strategies, as we will illustrate, there is a clear preference for direct forms in both contexts, thus corroborating results from previous studies. However, there are some differences in terms of the sub-strategies employed across situations and across sociocultural contexts. There are also some differences in the use of internal modification mechanisms, in addition to supportive moves designed to strengthen the force of the compliments.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): compliments, varieties of Spanish, Ecuadorian Spanish, Peninsular Spanish, variational pragmatics, cross-cultural pragmatics, intensification
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > Cultures and Languages
    Depositing User: Maria Placencia
    Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2013 08:21
    Last Modified: 26 Jul 2019 20:57
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/5925

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