Actividad de imagen: caracterización y tipología en la interacción comunicativa

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This paper focuses on the concept of facework and argues its usefulness as a research category, as this concept allows for the accounting of different types of behaviour that affect the speakers’ face: politeness, impoliteness and self-facework. Based on sociopragmatic studies on Spanish that take a cultural perspective and on other studies in English from the past decade, this proposal will firstly discuss the concept of facework. This concept is characterised in accordance with two key concepts: the social effect that communicative behaviour achieves in the speakers’ face and the social continuum, the connection between their faces through interaction.Thus, the concept of facework is proposed in two related perspectives: the perspective of the direction of the social effect towards the interactants, and the perspective of the modality of this effect. The connection of both perspectives allows for the identification and description of the type of facework.
Translated title of the contributionFacework: characteristics and typology in communicative interaction
Original languageSpanish
JournalPragmatica Sociocultural
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)175-198
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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