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Journal Title: Spanish in Context
Volume/Issue:   10 / 1
Date: 18/04/2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iv, 173 pp.

Table of Contents


Convergencia en una situación de contacto de dialectos peninsulares en EEUU
Susana Pérez Castillejo 1 – 29

La dislocación a la derecha en el español escrito
Mercedes Sedano 30 – 52

Out-of-class interaction during study abroad: Service encounters in Spain
Rachel L. Shively 53 – 91

Children of immigrants and social mobility in officially bilingual societies: The case of Catalonia
Amado Alarcón and Luis Garzón 92 – 113

Light verb constructions in Latin American newspapers: Creative variants and coinages
Louisa Buckingham 114 – 135

Book reviews

Nuria Lorenzo-Dus (ed.), Spanish at Work. Analysing Institutional Discourse across the Spanish-Speaking World
Reviewed by Laura Alba-Juez 137 – 143

Xosé Rosales Sequeiros. Pragmatics and Relevance in Spanish: Utterance Interpretation and Communication.
Reseña de Graciela Fernández Ruiz 144 – 149

Fulvia Colombo Airoldi y María Ángeles Soler Arechalde (coords.). Normatividad y uso lingüístico
Reseña de Irania Malaver 150 – 157

Robert E. Vann, Materials for the Sociolinguistic Description and Corpus-Based Study of Spanish in Barcelona. Toward a Documentation of Colloquial Spanish in Naturally Occurring Groups
Reseña de Victoria Vázquez Rozas 158 – 170


Contributors 171 – 173
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
LL Issue: 24.1808