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Journal Title: Pragmatics
Volume/Issue:   23/2
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: Pragmatics: Quarterly Publication of the international Pragmatics Association

Now available: 23(2)
http://ipra.ua.ac.be

José Luis Blas Arroyo
Constraint factors in the formulation of questions in conflictual discourse: An analysis of Spanish face-to-face election debates

Yupin Chen
Children’s formal division of labor in requests

Maria Frick
Singing and codeswitching in sequence closings

Saeko Fukushima
Evaluation of (im)politeness: A comparative study among Japanese students, Japanese parents and American students on evaluation of attentiveness

María José Hellín García
Legitimization and delegitimization strategies on terrorism: A corpus-based analysis of building metaphors

Jürgen Jaspers and Sarah Van Hoof
Hyperstandardisation in Flanders: Extreme enregisterment and its aftermath

Bram Vertommen
The strategic value of pronominal choice: Exclusive and inclusive “we” in political panel debates
Publisher: International Pragmatics Assoc.
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Subject Language(s): Japanese
Spanish
 
LL Issue: 24.2447