Author: Rosina Márquez Reiter, University of Surrey
Author: María Elena Placencia, Birkbeck College, University of London
Hardback: ISBN: 403900701 Pages: 296 Price: U.K. £ 55.00
Paperback: ISBN: 140390071X Pages: 296 Price: U.K. £ 17.99
The first substantial textbook on pragmatics to focus on Spanish. The authors discuss key theories within the Anglo-American tradition of pragmatics, concentrating on the relationship between language use and socio-cultural contexts, and their uptake by Hispanists. Drawing on research by foremost scholars in the field, with reference to a wide range of 'Spanishes', including a first treatment of 'sociopragmatic variation'. Concepts throughout are illustrated with real language examples taken from different Spanish corpora. The book is carefully structured to be appropriate for upper-level undergraduates and postgraduate students.