Bettina Kluge

List of John Benjamins publications for which Bettina Kluge plays a role.


Book series


It’s not all about you: New perspectives on address research

Edited by Bettina Kluge and María Irene Moyna

[Topics in Address Research, 1] 2019. vi, 447 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

The referential ambiguity of personal pronouns and its pragmatic consequences

Edited by Barbara De Cock and Bettina Kluge

Special issue of Pragmatics 26:3 (2016) ca. 150 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics


This contribution attempts to reconstruct the different values associated with the diminutive -ita, which was repeatedly added to the first name of Spanish journalist Ana Pastor by Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa in a 2012 televised interview, and against which she protested explicitly. While… read more
How to translate forms of address – a puzzling question for almost every translator – is a largely neglected topic in the linguistic analysis of forms of address, and, until recently, even in translation studies. This contribution provides an overview of the existing literature and suggests ways to… read more
Moyna, María Irene, Bettina Kluge and Horst J. Simon 2019 Address and address research: Here’s looking at you, kidIt’s not all about you: New perspectives on address research, Kluge, Bettina and María Irene Moyna (eds.), pp. 1–20 | Chapter
De Cock, Barbara and Bettina Kluge 2016 On the referential ambiguity of personal pronouns and its pragmatic consequencesThe referential ambiguity of personal pronouns and its pragmatic consequences, De Cock, Barbara and Bettina Kluge (eds.), pp. 351–360 | Article
The present contribution examines how interlocutors resolve reference problems concerning the second singular person (2sg) in ongoing conversation. Apart from its ‘normal’ reading as a term of address, generic and also speaker-referring uses have been documented and studied for a variety of… read more
Kluge, Bettina 2016 Forms of address and community identityForms of Address in the Spanish of the Americas, Moyna, María Irene and Susana Rivera-Mills (eds.), pp. 325–334 | Article
The main focus of this section is the concept of identity. Taking different methodological approaches, the authors show how various aspects of the speakers’ identity as well as personal relationships are indexed through the use of pronominal forms of address. As Raymond (this volume) stresses, the… read more