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¿How Do You Answer Affirmatively in Spanish and Italian?

A Study on Task-Oriented Dialogues

Inmaculada Solís García    Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italia    

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abstract

This article is part of a broader project aiming to describe the pragmatic strategies in Spanish and Italian task-oriented dialogues. Specifically it intends to highlight the different communicative dynamics depending on the use of affirmative responses carried out with the Spanish particles humvaleyabienexacto, etc. and Italian markers uhmokayperfetto, etc. The method of analysis used has allowed to delineate two ‘stylistic’ tendencies that differ on the characterisation of the speaker’s stance about the interaction: Italian speakers present themselves as guides leading the achievement of the task, Spanish speakers moreover present themselves like autonomous individuals, who need to harmonize this status with the completion of the task required.

Published
Dec. 13, 2017
Accepted
Oct. 2, 2017
Submitted
Feb. 1, 2017
Language
ES