The generation and preservation of social ties necessarily involves the use of language in a wide range of communicative processes, all of them historically and contextually situated, and based on central properties such as creativity and adaptability, of cognitive and pragmatic roots. In this line of research, attention is paid to the communicative processes that most directly affect the relationships and links between speakers: fundamentally, the interactive management of the agreement and disagreement; and both informal and institutionalized mediation practices.
In parallel, attention is paid to narratives as discursive practices that articulate in a nuclear way the individual and relational identity of subjects and groups. We explore, on the one hand, the way in which narratives intervene in interactive practices (e.g. conversation) and mediation; and, on the other hand, how all narratives contribute to integrate emotional processes and reflexivity in the construction and projection of one's own identity in the public and private spheres.