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 Configuration of the image of women in Spanish institutional discourse. The interface institutions-media-citizens. PI: Esperanza Alcaide-Lara, Sevillas universitet.  Requested funding to the Ministry of Science 
  • 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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