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Title: Fundamentos y modelos del estudio pragmático y sociopragmático del español
Edited By: Susana de los Heros
Mercedes Niño-Murcia
Series Title: Georgetown Studies in Spanish Linguistics

This rich textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the principal concepts and thematic areas of Spanish pragmatics. It is aimed at advanced students of Spanish—upper-level undergraduates and beginning graduate students—who need to hone their language skills for contextually sensitive use of the language. Written entirely in Spanish, with Spanish examples, this volume introduces basic pragmatics, methods of analysis, and new thematic areas such as language and the press and globalization. Theoretical explanations combine with practical exercises in each chapter to help students master the subtleties of language use.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Spanish
Language Family(ies): Romance
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781589019362
Pages: 400
Prices: U.S. $ 89.95