Phonic mitigation markers for disagreement in interviews of university learners of Spanish as foreign language

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Title: Phonic mitigation markers for disagreement in interviews of university learners of Spanish as foreign language
Authors: Medina Soler, María Isabel | Ainciburu, María Cecilia
Research Group/s: EPA-IULMA
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Filología Española, Lingüística General y Teoría de la Literatura
Keywords: Phonic mitigation | Disagreement | Academic oral discourse Spanish foreign language
Issue Date: 7-Jul-2023
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Citation: Spanish in Context. 2023, 20(1): 26-49. https://doi.org/10.1075/sic.20022.med
Abstract: In previous studies of the mitigators that occur when a speaker wants to show disagreement with his or her interlocutor, morphosyntactic markers occupy the most relevant part. In oral communication, however, phonic markers play a central role. This research presents the analysis of these markers in a corpus of interviews with B1 level university exchange students (CEFR). The aim is to check for the presence of phonic attenuation markers when foreign students express a divergent opinion in Spanish from that expressed by the native speaker. The analysis leads to a categorization of these markers and attempts to provide empirical basis for a better understanding of the phonic markers in the academic interlanguage.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/137513
ISSN: 1571-0718 (Print) | 1571-0726 (Online)
DOI: 10.1075/sic.20022.med
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2023 John Benjamins Publishing Company
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1075/sic.20022.med
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