'Lo que se debe hacer es cambiar un poco el estilo de vida': estrategias de atenuación del consejo en un consultorio médico

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This article studies mitigation strategies in medical advice-giving during primary care consultations. The purpose is to relate the use of mitigation with the social effect on the speakers’ face in accordance to the roles that are played in the specific interaction. Mitigation strategies are analyzed from pragmalinguistic and sociopragmatic perspectives in two extracts of medical consultations. The results show that, when there is a risk of threat to the interactants’ face, the use of mitigation strategies achieves the social effect of mitigating threats to face. On the other hand, when no threats to face are perceived in the interaction, mitigation strategies contribute to enhance the speakers’ face.
TidsskriftSpanish in Context
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)325-345
Antal sider21
StatusUdgivet - 2018


  • Det Humanistiske Fakultet - medical advice-giving, mitigation strategies, face, face threatening mitigation, face enhancement

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