Andrea Pizarro Pedraza

Andrea Pizarro Pedraza
Université Catholique de Louvain - UCLouvain | UCLouvain · Institute for Language and Communication (IL&C)

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The stem #jesuis followed by a toponym (e.g. #jesuisParis) has proved to be very productive in the gathering of affective publics (Papacharissi 2015) around causes of mourning, after terrorist attacks and other disasters. However, not all attacks have given rise to such massive affective use of #jesuis hashtags. Our goal is to examine how Twitter u...
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This paper introduces MadSex, a spoken corpus of 54 sociolinguistic interviews in Spanish based on the topic of sexuality. It was collected in order to study the cognitive sociolinguistic variation of sexual concepts. The paper presents and justifies methodological decisions taken during design, collection and transcription stages. Informants were...
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o En este análisis, abordamos la atenuación en español desde la variación entre géneros discursivos orales (conversaciones, interacciones en clase, debates parlamentarios y entrevistas sociolingüísticas). Basándonos en el análisis de Briz (2007) de la atenuación en conversaciones informales y entrevistas, en la propuesta de Fraser (1990) y Blas Arr...
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After the creation of the hashtag #jesuisCharlie, the root #jesuis has become extremely productive. Although most uses of the hashtag are supportive of a cause, there are also some examples of critical uses of hashtags with the #jesuis root. In this paper, we will analyse these non-conforming #jesuis hashtags in a corpus of 1309 automatically extra...
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Linguistic taboo has been relegated for a long time to a peripheral position within Linguistics, due to its social stigmatization and inherent linguistic complexity. Recently, though, there has been a renewed interest in revisiting the phenomenon, especially from cognitive frameworks. This volume is the first collection of papers dealing with lingu...
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This chapter is a cognitive sociolinguistic approach to the preferences for direct versus indirect construals and their social meanings. The study is based on the analysis of 906 expressions of sexual concepts (body parts and physiological processes) from the corpus MadSex (Pizarro Pedraza, 2013). These are divided in direct (based on sexual concep...
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In this article, we show how the hashtag #jesuisCharlie , created following the attack on Charlie Hebdo , gave rise to the use of many other hashtags starting with #jesuis , across languages. Through a corpus-based analysis, we show how the meaning of #jesuis broadened from expressing condolence and support following terrorist attacks over expressi...
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This paper analyses the linguistic resources used by speakers to profile the participants in taboo actions, focusing on expressions for the concept abortar 'to abort' in Spanish sociolinguistic interviews. The tokens referring to the action are analysed in terms of linguistic features that affect agentivity at the level of verbs, subjects and objec...
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This chapter explores the applicability of the pragmeme framework (Mey 2001; Capone 2005; Allan 2010) to sociolinguistic interviews. It presents an analysis in terms of frequency of speakers’ answers to the same sequence of questions – specifically, polar questions – in a set of interviews in Spanish. The results show that, rather than a single pol...
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Two key elements reveal a step change in Sociolinguistics towards a more flexible perspective: the study of semantic variation and the inclusion of microsociological variables. This article is a theoretical proposal to combine the two perspectives that are responsible for this change: respectively, Cognitive Sociolinguistics and the Third Wave of V...
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In this paper, we defend the study of semantic variation from a cognitive sociolinguistics perspective. Through a case study on the semantic variation of ‘abortion’ in Spanish newspapers' comments, we investigate quantitatively the influence of the independent factors (‘source’, ‘date’, ‘ideology’, ‘gender’, ‘quote’) on conceptual onomasiological v...

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Hi all,
I am wondering whether you know of any indexed journal within linguistics, with a section for presenting corpora or resources in general (besides IJCL or CLLT -I already checked those). It's for a methodological paper about a specific sociolinguistic corpus that is coming out soon.
Thank you!

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I analyse the discourse on various types of social media (mainly linked to political and societal issues).
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Vos Pouces pour la Science (thumbs4science) est un projet de collecte chapeauté en 2016 par l'Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) et financé par le Fonds national de la recherche scientifique (FNRS). Il est issu d'une collaboration entre 3 domaines scientifiques : la sociolinguistique, le traitement automatique du langage et la psychologie. Il se situe dans la prolongation du projet Faites don de vos sms à la science (sms4science) qui avait pour but de collecter des sms qui ont servi de matériau de base pour la recherche scientifique. Le projet Vos Pouces pour la Science vise à étudier les compétences de la population au contact des nouveaux médias de communication en général (réseaux sociaux, messages électroniques...). Contrairement aux idées reçues et véhiculées dans la presse et dans les milieux de l'éducation, nous partons de l'hypothèse que l'utilisation des nouveaux médias chez les classes d'âge de plus en plus jeunes ne mène pas à une incompétence linguistique (baisse du niveau de l'orthographe, méconnaissance des règles grammaticales...), mais à une "pluricompétence" qui amènerait chaque locuteur à jongler avec son code à chaque changement de situation, d'interlocuteur et de médium de communication. Nous enquêtons également sur les compétences sociales et psychologiques de la population au contact de ces nouveaux médias. Les nouveaux médias nous ont-ils contraints à réinventer nos modes de communication (comment gère-t-on les silences - les réponses qui n'arrivent jamais -, les personnes en présence physique, les personnes en présence médiatique) ? Sommes-nous en train de réinventer notre mode de communication au travail ou en classe ? Existe-t-il une compétence émotionnelle qui nous permet de mieux gérer verbalement nos rapports aux autres, notre "popularité médiatique" ainsi que des situations embarrassantes ou fâcheuses sur les réseaux sociaux ?