Volume 11, Issue 2
  • ISSN 1018-2101
  • E-ISSN: 2406-4238


This paper analyzes the in Spanish discourse as a speech event and as cognitive metaphor. This form of indirect speech act represents a Spanish discourse tradition that is still present in today’s discourse practices of Spanish-speaking cultures. These are seen as reflections in language of the traditional roles of men and women in Spanish speaking cultures. The roles of men and women as depicted in the analysis of shows a very defined place for each sex in these societies. Women are constructed as passive recipients and reactive, men as active producers and initiators.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): cognitive metaphors; gender roles; metaphor; piropos
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