Nieves Hernández-Flores
Nieves Hernández-Flores

Associate Professor

Main interest for the relationship between language and society/culture in the Spanish speaking world.Theoretical approaches: Sociocultural Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis with special focus on politeness and face issues. Research areas: culture, identity and ideology in institutional and non-institutional communicative interactions.

Primary fields of research

  • Pragmatics
  • Politeness and Face studies
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Conversation Analysis
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Discourse and Identity
  • Discourse and Ideology
  • Media discourse

Current research

  • Participant in research project The discourse of gender equality in education. Argumentative and face related issues in Spanish institutional guides. PI: lektor María Bernal, Stockholm University. Co-participant: professor Esperanza Alcaide-Lara, Seville University.
  • Communication, culture and identity in doctor-patient interaction in Spain.
  • The discourse of new political parties in Spain.
  • Applied Pragmatics in Spanish teaching. 


  • Linguistics
  • Pragmatics
  • Grammar
  • Face and politeness Spanish
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Intercultural communication
  • Business communication
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Media Discourse
  • Political Discourse
  • Advertising Discourse
  • Oral and written communication

Office hours: Tuesday 14-15

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