News Interviews

A pragmalinguistic analysis

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ISBN 9781556190032 (USA) | USD 113.00
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Jucker endeavors to test pragmatic concepts (such as Grice’s principles of conversational inference) by applying them to concrete data. This application leads to suggestions for various modifications in the available pragmatic methodology. While pursuing this theoretical goal, he makes a significant contribution to descriptive pragmatics by offering a detailed picture of linguistically relevant aspects of news interviews, which show communicative behavior in ‘laboratory conditions’ where as many influencing factors as possible are kept stable while the influence of one specific factor at a time can be tested.
[Pragmatics & Beyond, VII:4]  1986.  ix, 195 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Transcription Notations and Abbreviations
1. Introduction
1.1. Aim and Scope
1.2. The Corpus
1.3. Problems of Definition
1.4. Four Methods of Analysis
2. Aspects of Duration
2.1. Quantificational Studies of Conversation
2.2. The “Matarazzo Effect” in News Interviews
2.3. Summary
3. The Structure of Interviews
3.1. Flow-Chart Representation of the Structure of interviews
3.2. Limitations of a Structural Model
4. Conversational Inference
4.1. Introduction
4.2. Pragmatic Principles
4.3. Pragmatic Scales in News Interviews
5. The Force of Questions
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Syntactic Means of Force Reduction
5.3. Discourse Particles
5.4. Cohesion between Questions and Preceding Answers
5.5. Pragmatic Means of Weight Reduction
6. The Vagueness of Answers
6.1. Explicit or Vague
6.2. Parenthetical Verbs
6.3. “Well” as a Qualifier
7. Conclusion
A. 4 Sample Interviews
B. Prefaces of Interview Questions
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