Raffaella Gambardella

Title: Study of pragmatic variation from a diatopical perspective in European Spanish

Starting from the general concept of pragmatics, the research topic on which the project
focuses is the communication strategies analyzed from a diatopic perspective in the
Spanish language. Within all the varieties of pragmatic analysis, the study will focus on
communication strategies fundamentally based on the use of certain speech acts. The
project intends to develop a pragmatic work with particular attention to the sociolinguistic
variation of the diatopic type. Diatopic variation and communication strategies are
phenomena that have not yet been studied much in Spanish and this work aims to study
and observe these pragmatic strategies which will be preceded by a preparatory work of
data collection. The study essentially consists in the application of a pragmatic model while
the survey has as its main objective the collection of conversations for the integration and
updating of the DiEspa corpus (Diálogos en Español). The collection will be followed by an
analysis of the conversations from a diatopic point of view with the adoption of specific
pragmatic strategies, with particular reference to the linguistic varieties of some areas of
the center and north of the Iberian Peninsula such as Galicia, Asturias, Castilla – La
Mancha, Castilla y León and the Comunidad Autonoma de Madrid. The research project
intends to study pragmatic variation following the path of the project which sees the corpus
Pra.Ti.D. at the center of the analysis. in the European languages ​​and the DiEspa corpus
(Diálogos en Español) starting from an intralinguistic study of the Spanish language. The
analysis will focus on identifying the communication strategies adopted by the speakers in
Task-oriented dialogues to verify whether real differences are actually identifiable in the
characterization of the different communication styles as well as studying the degree of
operability and the degree of participation and cooperation between speakers.