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Literatura y lingüística

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LOPERA MEDINA, Sergio Alonso. COMPLIMENTS IN MEDELLÍN AND ITS METROPOLITAN AREA (EL VALLE DEL ABURRÁ). Lit. lingüíst. [online]. 2013, n.28, pp.233-246. ISSN 0716-5811.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-58112013000200013.

This article reports the analysis of compliment use in the metropolitan area of Medellín-Colombia. Both the field method and the laboratory method (Jucker, 2009) were combined as research technique. Two sources of information were analyzed: a field diary and a Discourse Completion Test (DCT). Results support that compliments of appearance are the most common ones. Also, the most common way of compliment production is explicit. Finally, the use of interjections, the adverbs of intensification tan y muy (so and very), and the social dialect Parlache are frequent in the compliments.

Keywords : compliments; explicit production; Medellín.

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