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Spanish, Sociopragmatics

The course contains an introduction to socio-pragmatics theory and method with application to Spanish

Staty av en kvinna som sitter i en parkbänk med en hund - Parque del Obrero, Ciudad de México
Foto: SergioChecoMéxico, CC BY-SA 4.0 - Parque del Obrero, Ciudad de México

Spoken and written language is analysed from a socio-pragmatic perspective, particularly in view of the extralinguistic factors that affect communication and that explain linguistic choices and linguistic variation. Pragmatic phenomena such as social politeness and self-image are given special attention in the course.