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Book: Contrastive Discourse Analysis

Chapter: Spanish Venga and its English equivalents: A contrastive study of teenage talk

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.21769


This chapter focuses on the various uses of venga in Madrid teenagers’ conversations and the way these uses are realized in London teenage conversations. As the paper shows, the closest English equivalent of the pragmatic marker venga in most of its uses is come on.

Chapter Contributors

  • Anna-Brita Stenström ( - astenstrm)