Examining Sociopragmatic Variation

  • Rosina Márquez Reiter
  • María Elena Placencia


In the preceding chapters, we saw that the main bulk of the studies carried out in the sociopragmatics of Spanish has focused on the examination of particular phenomena (the realization of speech acts, aspects of the organization of conversation, politeness manifestations) in a variety of Spanish in contrast with another language, with English and Swedish constituting the contrasting languages par excellence. Contrastive studies of Spanish(es), however, have so far received considerably less attention and, in their vast majority, have only implicitly touched upon the notion of sociopragmatic variation (see, for example, the studies undertaken in Scandinavia, 5.2.2).


Language Variety Intercultural Interaction Identity Disclosure Politeness Strategy Politeness Variation 
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© Rosina Márquez Reiter and María Elena Placencia 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosina Márquez Reiter
    • 1
  • María Elena Placencia
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SurreyUK
  2. 2.Birkbeck CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

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