Alberto Hijazo-Gascón

Alberto Hijazo-Gascón
University of East Anglia | UEA · School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies

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Police interview interpreting is a complex task, as interpreters make difficult choices under pressure and time constraints. The main dilemma of the interpreter is whether to remain faithful to the original text, with the risk of rendering non-idiomatic translations, or to give preference to more idiomatic versions that may entail an addition or an...
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The main aim of this paper is to raise awareness about the importance of language contrasts in legal interpreting contexts. The semantic typology of motion events put forward by Talmy (1991, 2000) and its implications for discourse and narrative (Slobin 1991, 1996, 2004, 2005) are used as an example of how an applied typology approach can be useful...
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This introduction provides an overview of the intersection between Applied Cognitive Linguistics and Second/Foreign Language Learning. First, the relevance of Cognitive Linguistics (CL) for Applied Linguistics in general is discussed. The second section explains the main principles of CL and how each relates to the acquisition of second languages:...
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Resumen Este artículo presenta dos estudios sobre el espacio y el movimiento desde la perspectiva de la Lingüística Cognitiva y su aplicación a ELE. El primero se centra en la polisemia de las preposiciones, especialmente por y para. Se muestra cómo la organización motivada de los usos preposicionales puede favorecer su adquisición. El segundo expl...
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This paper examines the role of force dynamics and intentionality in the description of placement events by two groups of native speakers of typologically and genetically different languages, Danish and Spanish, and by two groups of intermediate adult learners, Danish learners of L2 Spanish and Spanish learners of L2 Danish. The results of the stud...
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This study investigates sematic categorization of the meaning of placement verbs by Danish and Spanish native speakers and two groups of intermediate second language (L2) learners (Danish learners of L2 Spanish and Spanish learners of L2 Danish). Participants described 31 video clips picturing different types of placement events. Cluster analyses r...
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This study investigates sematic categorization of the meaning of placement verbs by Danish and Spanish native speakers and two groups of intermediate second language (L2) learners (Danish learners of L2 Spanish and Spanish learners of L2 Danish). Participants described 31 video clips picturing different types of placement events. Cluster analyses r...
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This article explores the second language acquisition of motion events, with particular regard to cross-linguistic influence between first and second languages. Oral narratives in Spanish as a second language by native speakers of French, German and Italian are compared, together with narratives by native Spanish speakers. Previous analysis on the...
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Los eventos de colocación (placement events) en los que una Figura cambia de posición por la acción de un agente (ej. Pone una taza en la mesa) suponen un interesante ámbito de investigación para la Lingüística Cognitiva, en especial para los estudios relacionados con cuestiones neorrelativistas. Este artículo analiza en primer lugar la codificació...
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According to Talmy's semantic typology, Romance languages are classified as verb-framed. is group of languages lexicalizes Path information in the main verb, whereas Manner information, if expressed at all, is usually codified in linguistic elements outside the main verb. Based on a detailed study on oral data from motion events in three Romance la...
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The approach to language and language acquisition known as Cognitive linguistics (CL) has had an increasing impact on the fields of second language acquisition (SLA) and foreign language teaching (FLT) for the past two decades. CL does not constitute a totally homogeneous framework but consists of various approaches and theories with a shared view...
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La competencia comunicativa (Hymes 1972) supuso un punto de inflexión en la investigación sobre adquisición de segundas lenguas. Entre las diferentes subcompetencias que un usuario de una segunda lengua debe utilizar, algunos autores como Canale y Swain (1983) han enfatizado el papel de la competencia estratégica. Ésta consiste en la habilidad...
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Talmy (1991, 2000) divide tipológicamente las lenguas en dos tipos según cómo lexicalicen el movimiento. Las lenguas de marco verbal codifican el Camino (trayectoria) en el verbo principal (salir corriendo), mientras que las lenguas de marco de satélite lo hacen fuera del verbo, en un satélite (run out �correr fuera�). Investigaciones recientes señ...
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A linguistic analysis of the tango ¡Che, Bartolo! Diatopic features in the Spanish variety from River Plate are discussed at the phonetic, phonological, morphosyntactic and lexical level. There is a special focus on the lexical items coming from the Lunfardo, an argot created in Buenos Aires in the 19th Century, which has survived through the tango...

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