Marianna Chodorowska-Pilch

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

    • 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.
    • UCLA Research Enabling Grant to do research at the University of Barcelona, Spain , 2007/06/15-2007/07/01
    • UCLA Research Enabling Grant to do research at the University of Barcelona, Spain , 2006/01/03-2006/01/14
    • University of Barcelona (Spain) Visiting Scholar Research Fellowship, 2006/01/03-2006/01/14
    • 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 , 2000/06/01-2000/07/30
    • Del Amo Dissertation Fellowship at USC, 1996-1997
    • USC Del Amo Summer Fellowship, 1994/05/20-1994/07/01
    • USC Del Amo Graduate Fellowship, 1992-1993
  • Editorships and Editorial Boards

    • Member of Advisory Board, Annual Review of Cognitive Linguistics, 2002 –

    Professional Memberships

    • International Pragmatics Association, 1996 –
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