LINGUIST List 10.754

Mon May 17 1999

Sum: Spanish Discourse Terms

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  1. Douglas Demo, Summary of Spanish discourse terms

Message 1: Summary of Spanish discourse terms

Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 12:43:50 -0400 (EDT)
From: Douglas Demo <>
Subject: Summary of Spanish discourse terms

Dear Linguists,
Thanks to those who responded to my earlier query about the translation of
some discourse terms into Spanish. Here are some of the suggestions which
I received:

overlap-superposicion, area de coincidencia, solapar
repair- reparacion, reparar
turntaking- turno de habla, tomar el turno
backchannel- retrocanalizacion
cohesion- cohesion
speech act- acto de habla
frame- marco
footing- asentar, asentamiento

Thanks again. I hope others find the terms useful as well.

Douglas Demo
PhD fellow in Applied Linguistics
Georgetown University
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