"As Seen on TV": Spanish Contrary-to-Fact Clauses in Televised Speech

Maria de la luz Matus-Mendoza

Abstract


This paper reports on the usage of the Spanish subjunctive in televised media. Silva-Corvahin (1994) and Lavandera (1983) have researched the subjunctive extensively though without consideration of the language as used on television. The present study is based on a sample of forty hours of taped televised programs broadcast in Mexico City.

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