Marianna Chodorowska-Pilch

Associate Professor (Teaching) of Spanish

Contact Information
E-mail: chodorow@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-1258
Office: THH 156Q



  • M.A. Hispanic Linguistics, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), 5/1992
  • Ph.D. Hispanic Linguistics, University of Southern California, 5/1998

  • Publications

    Book Chapter
    • Chodorowska-Pilch, M. (2011). "Tratamiento informal y formal en las imágenes publicitarias.". Cortesía y publicidad pp. 49-62. Barcelona: Editorial Planeta, SA.
    • Chodorowska-Pilch, M. (2004). "The Conditional: A grammaticalized marker of politeness in Spanish.". pp. 57-75. John Benjamins.
    • Chodorowska-Pilch, M. (2003). "Politeness: a metaphor grounded in metonymy.". pp. 211-222. Hamburg: Peter Lang.

    Journal Article
    • Chodorowska-Pilch, M. (2010). "La codificación de la imagen positiva y negativa a través de los marcadores: ¿me entiendes?, vamos y verás". Español Actual / Arco/Libros, S.L.. Vol. 94, pp. 77-89.
    • Chodorowska-Pilch, M., Alturo, N. (2009). "La gramaticalitzacio´ de sisplau". Els Margens. Vol. 88, pp. 15-37.
    • Chodorowska-Pilch, M. (2008). "Verás in Peninsular Spanish as a grammaticalized discourse marker invoking positive and negative politeness". Journal of Pragmatics. Vol. 40 (8), pp. 1357-1372.
    • Chodorowska-Pilch, M. (2000). "The Imperfect of politeness in Spanish.". Southwest Journal of Linguistics. (19 (1)), pp. 29-44.
    • Chodorowska-Pilch, M. (1999). "On the polite use of vamos in Peninsular Spanish.". Pragmatics. (9:3), pp. 343-355.
    • Chodorowska-Pilch, M. (1997). "On the polite function of ¿me entiendes? in Spanish". Journal of Pragmatics. (28), pp. 355-371.

    Honors and Awards

    • UCLA Research Enabling Grant to do research at the University of Barcelona, Spain , 6/15/2007-7/1/2007  
    • UCLA Research Enabling Grant to do research at the University of Barcelona, Spain , 1/3/2006-1/14/2006  
    • University of Barcelona (Spain) Visiting Scholar Research Fellowship, 1/3/2006-1/14/2006  
    • UCLA Nomination for Copenhaver Award for Innovation in Teaching with Technology, 2004-2005   
    • Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs two-month research scholarship at the University of Valencia, Spain , 6/1/2000-7/30/2000  
    • Del Amo Dissertation Fellowship at USC, 1996-1997   
    • USC Del Amo Summer Fellowship, 5/20/1994-7/1/1994  
    • USC Del Amo Graduate Fellowship, 1992-1993   

    Service to the Profession

    Editorships and Editorial Boards
    • Member of Advisory Board, Annual Review of Cognitive Linguistics, 2002-  

    Professional Memberships
    • International Pragmatics Association, 1996-  

  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Taper Hall of Humanities 156
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • University of Southern California
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-0358