Follow-ups in Political Discourse

Explorations across contexts and discourse domains

| Bar-Ilan University
| University of Augsburg
ISBN 9789027206510 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027268341 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This book explores the various forms and functions of follow-ups in a range of political speech events. Follow-ups are conceptualized as communicative acts, in and through which a prior communicative act is accepted, challenged, or otherwise negotiated by ratified participants in the exchange or by third parties. The broad view suggested here accommodates a large variation in the functions of follow-ups, e.g. positioning, third-party involvement, evaluation and argumentation, ratification, support, challenge and attendance to face wants. These variations are explored in a range of cultural environments, such as the UK, The Netherlands, Israel and France. Inter-cultural exchanges are studied through the analysis of diplomatic discourse, interpreting and cross-cultural comparison.
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Table of Contents
Following up across contexts and discourse domains: Introduction
Anita Fetzer and Elda Weizman
Follow-ups in the new media
Follow-ups in broadcast political discourse: speeches, interviews, and parliamentary questions
Peter Bull
Intertextual references in Austrian parliamentary debates: Between evaluation and argumentation
Helmut Gruber
“I have nothing to do but agree” Affiliative meta-discursive follow-ups as a resource for the reciprocal positioning of journalists, experts and politicians-as-experts in television news
Michal Hamo
Follow-ups across speech events
Bravo for this editorial! Users’ comments in discussion forums
Marjut Johansson
Metacommunicative follow-ups in British, German and Russian political webchats
Maria Sivenkova
Follow-ups across speech events
Framing the Queen’s head scarf: A case study of follow-ups in Dutch politics
Titus Ensink
Follow-ups in political talk shows and their visual framing
Christoph Sauer
Follow-ups in interpreter-mediated interviews and press conferences
Christina Schäffner
Follow-ups in pre-structured communication: The case of treaty monitoring
Liudmila Mikalayeva
“The contributors to this volume build a fascinating picture of the layering of political discourse that goes far beyond focusing simply on the words of politicians themselves. Instead, through the notion of follow-up they cast new light on the discourse processes and practices that govern the circulation and uptake of political discourse. This is an important book that will fundamentally change the way we think about political communication.”
“This provocative and stimulating book is not only just extraordinarily timely, but prophetic. It brings together a fascinating collection of essays that offer a variety of innovative perspectives on the nature and functions of follow-ups communication in different social, cultural, and national settings, further illuminating the importance of language in politics. The different contributions present an ideal blend of theory, research and argument on parliamentary debates, media discourse, and web-chats, and do so in a way that is both sophisticated and accessible. This volume is an ambitious and path-breaking approach to the expanding field of political communication, one that is of interest for communication researchers, political scientists, social psychologists, and linguistics.”
“A meticulous and thorough method for analysing one single yet complex practice in political discourse, written by a team of prominent scholars from different academic backgrounds, this book contributes not only to intellectual curiosity but also to the concerns of political activists.”
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