News Interviews

A pragmalinguistic analysis

PaperbackAvailable
ISBN 9789027225542 (Eur) | EUR 75.00
ISBN 9781556190032 (USA) | USD 113.00
 
e-Book
ISBN 9789027279309 | EUR 75.00 | USD 113.00
 
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
Acknowledgments
ix
Transcription Notations and Abbreviations
x
1. Introduction
1
1.1. Aim and Scope
1
1.2. The Corpus
5
1.3. Problems of Definition
6
1.4. Four Methods of Analysis
15
2. Aspects of Duration
25
2.1. Quantificational Studies of Conversation
25
2.2. The “Matarazzo Effect” in News Interviews
32
2.3. Summary
44
3. The Structure of Interviews
45
3.1. Flow-Chart Representation of the Structure of interviews
46
3.2. Limitations of a Structural Model
54
4. Conversational Inference
61
4.1. Introduction
61
4.2. Pragmatic Principles
62
4.3. Pragmatic Scales in News Interviews
73
5. The Force of Questions
99
5.1. Introduction
99
5.2. Syntactic Means of Force Reduction
102
5.3. Discourse Particles
117
5.4. Cohesion between Questions and Preceding Answers
126
5.5. Pragmatic Means of Weight Reduction
134
6. The Vagueness of Answers
140
6.1. Explicit or Vague
140
6.2. Parenthetical Verbs
143
6.3. “Well” as a Qualifier
150
7. Conclusion
161
Appendix
A. 4 Sample Interviews
166
B. Prefaces of Interview Questions
177
Notes
181
References
185
Cited by

Cited by 71 other publications

Al-Duleimi, Abbas Deygan Darweesh & Waleed Ridha Hammoodi
2015. A Pragmatic Study of Strategic Maneuvering in Selected Political Interviews. Open Journal of Modern Linguistics 05:01  pp. 79 ff. Crossref logo
Amador-Moreno, Carolina P., Michael McCarthy & Anne O’Keeffe
2013.  In Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics 2013 [Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics, 1],  pp. 175 ff. Crossref logo
Beattie, Geoffrey
1989. Interruptions in Political Interviews: The Debate Ends?. Journal of Language and Social Psychology 8:5  pp. 345 ff. Crossref logo
Bell, Allan
1995. Language and the Media. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics 15  pp. 23 ff. Crossref logo
Berlin, Lawrence N.
2008. “I Think, Therefore . . .”. Journal of Language and Social Psychology 27:4  pp. 372 ff. Crossref logo
Blas Arroyo, José Luis
2013. Constraint factors in the formulation of questions in conflictual discourse. Pragmatics. Quarterly Publication of the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA) 23:2  pp. 187 ff. Crossref logo
Blum-Kulka, Shoshana & Tamar Liebes
2000.  In Televised Election Debates,  pp. 66 ff. Crossref logo
Bull, Peter
1994. On Identifying Questions, Replies, and Non-Replies in Political Interviews. Journal of Language and Social Psychology 13:2  pp. 115 ff. Crossref logo
Bull, Peter
1998. Equivocation Theory and News Interviews. Journal of Language and Social Psychology 17:1  pp. 36 ff. Crossref logo
Bull, Peter
2008. “Slipperiness, Evasion, and Ambiguity”. Journal of Language and Social Psychology 27:4  pp. 333 ff. Crossref logo
Bull, Peter & Judy Elliott
1998. Level of Threat. Journal of Language and Social Psychology 17:2  pp. 220 ff. Crossref logo
Bull, Peter & Will Strawson
2019. Can’t Answer? Won’t Answer? An Analysis of Equivocal Responses by Theresa May in Prime Minister’s Questions. Parliamentary Affairs Crossref logo
Bull, Peter & Maurice Waddle
2019. “Let me now answer, very directly, Marie’s question”. Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict 7:1  pp. 56 ff. Crossref logo
Clayman, Steven & John Heritage
2002.  In The News Interview, Crossref logo
Clayman, Steven E.
1988. Displaying Neutrality in Television News Interviews. Social Problems 35:4  pp. 474 ff. Crossref logo
Clayman, Steven E.
1990. From talk to text: newspaper accounts of reporter-source interactions. Media, Culture & Society 12:1  pp. 79 ff. Crossref logo
Clementson, David E.
2016. Why Do We Think Politicians Are So Evasive? Insight From Theories of Equivocation and Deception, With a Content Analysis of U.S. Presidential Debates, 1996-2012. Journal of Language and Social Psychology 35:3  pp. 247 ff. Crossref logo
Diaz, Maria Angela, Ken Lau & Chia-Yen Lin
2020. Pragmatic functions of I think in computer-mediated, cross-cultural communication between Taiwanese and Japanese undergraduate students. Pragmatics. Quarterly Publication of the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA) 30:4  pp. 509 ff. Crossref logo
Dori-Hacohen, Gonen
2012. Types of Interaction on Israeli Political Radio Phone-In Programmes and Their Relations to the Public Sphere. Javnost - The Public 19:3  pp. 21 ff. Crossref logo
Ekström, Mats & Åsa Kroon Lundell
2011. BEYOND THE BROADCAST INTERVIEW. Journalism Studies 12:2  pp. 172 ff. Crossref logo
ELLIOTT, JUDY & PETER BULL
1996. A Question of Threat: Face Threats in Questions Posed During Televised Political Interviews. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology 6:1  pp. 49 ff. Crossref logo
Evison, Jane
2013. A corpus linguistic analysis of turn-openings in spoken academic discourse: Understanding discursive specialisation. English Profile Journal 3 Crossref logo
Feldman, Ofer & Ken Kinoshita
2017. Do important questions demand respectful replies?. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication 27:1  pp. 121 ff. Crossref logo
Feldman, Ofer & Ken Kinoshita
2017. Expanding factors in threat to face. Language and Dialogue 7:3  pp. 336 ff. Crossref logo
Feldman, Ofer & Ken Kinoshita
2019. Ignoring Respect: The Effects of Threat to Face on Replies and the Ensuing Questions During Broadcast Political Interviews in Japan. Journal of Language and Social Psychology 38:5-6  pp. 606 ff. Crossref logo
Feldman, Ofer, Ken Kinoshita & Peter Bull
2015. Culture or Communicative Conflict? The Analysis of Equivocation in Broadcast Japanese Political Interviews. Journal of Language and Social Psychology 34:1  pp. 65 ff. Crossref logo
FELDMAN, OFER, KEN KINOSHITA & PETER BULL
2016. ‘Ducking and Diving’: How Political Issues Affect Equivocation in Japanese Political Interviews. Japanese Journal of Political Science 17:2  pp. 141 ff. Crossref logo
Feldman, Ofer, Ken Kinoshita & Peter Bull
2017. Failures in Leadership. Journal of Language and Politics 16:2  pp. 285 ff. Crossref logo
Fenton-Smith, Ben
2008. Discourse structure and political performance in adversarial parliamentary questioning. Journal of Language and Politics 7:1  pp. 97 ff. Crossref logo
Fetzer, Anita & Marjut Johansson
2007. ‘I’ll tell you what the truth is’. Journal of Language and Politics 6:2  pp. 147 ff. Crossref logo
Gastil, John
1992. Undemocratic Discourse: A Review of Theory and Research on Political Discourse. Discourse & Society 3:4  pp. 469 ff. Crossref logo
Gnisci, Augusto, Roger Bakeman & Vicenç Quera
2008. Blending qualitative and quantitative analyses in observing interaction: Misunderstandings, applications and proposals. International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches 2:1  pp. 15 ff. Crossref logo
Gruber, Helmut
1993. Political language and textual vagueness. Pragmatics. Quarterly Publication of the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA) 3:1  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Hirsch, Galia
2015. Whose side are we on?. Pragmatics. Quarterly Publication of the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA) 25:2  pp. 149 ff. Crossref logo
Holly, Werner
1993.  In Inszenierte Information,  pp. 164 ff. Crossref logo
Jaworski, Adam & Richard Fitzgerald
2008. 'This poll has not happened yet': temporal play in election predictions. Discourse & Communication 2:1  pp. 5 ff. Crossref logo
Jiang, Xiangying
2006. Cross-cultural pragmatic differences in US and Chinese press conferences: the case of the North Korea nuclear crisis. Discourse & Society 17:2  pp. 237 ff. Crossref logo
Johnson, Kirk A., John Sonnett, Mark K. Dolan, Randi Reppen & Laura Johnson
2010. Interjournalistic discourse about African Americans in television news coverage of Hurricane Katrina. Discourse & Communication 4:3  pp. 243 ff. Crossref logo
Jucker, Andreas H.
1996.  In Handbook of Pragmatics,  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Jucker, Andreas H.
2005.  In Handbook of Pragmatics,  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Kozhevnikova, Tat'yana Andreevna
2018. STRUCTURAL AND GENRE SPECIFICITY OF THE AMERICAN POLITICAL INTERVIEW: ARGUMENTATIVE AND RHETORICAL ASPECT. Philological Sciences. Issues of Theory and Practice :1-2  pp. 312 ff. Crossref logo
Kroon Lundell, Åsa & Mats Ekström
2013. INTERPRETING THE NEWS. Journalism Practice 7:4  pp. 517 ff. Crossref logo
Lempert, Michael
2009. On ‘flip-flopping’: Branded stance-taking in U.S. electoral politics1. Journal of Sociolinguistics 13:2  pp. 223 ff. Crossref logo
Levonian, Raluca-Mihaela
2017. What does ‘emergency’ mean?. Language and Dialogue 7:2  pp. 213 ff. Crossref logo
Lundell, Åsa Kroon
2010. Dialogues between journalists on the news: the intraprofessional ‘interview’ as a communicative genre. Media, Culture & Society 32:3  pp. 429 ff. Crossref logo
McCarthy, Michael
2003. Talking Back: "Small" Interactional Response Tokens in Everyday Conversation. Research on Language & Social Interaction 36:1  pp. 33 ff. Crossref logo
Michaela, Mrázková
2019. Function of vagueness in politically oriented speeches. Journal of Linguistics/Jazykovedný casopis 70:1  pp. 95 ff. Crossref logo
Mininni, Giuseppe, Rosa Scardigno & Ignazio Grattagliano
2014. The dialogic construction of certainty in legal contexts. Language and Dialogue 4:1  pp. 112 ff. Crossref logo
Moke, Markus, Thorsten Quandt & Christoph Tapper
2000.  In Wahlkampf in den Medien — Wahlkampf mit den Medien,  pp. 162 ff. Crossref logo
Murphy, James
2014. (Im)politeness during Prime Minister’s Questions in the U.K. Parliament. Pragmatics and Society 5:1  pp. 76 ff. Crossref logo
O’Connell, Daniel C. & Sabine Kowal
1994. Some current transcription systems for spoken discourse: A critical analysis. Pragmatics. Quarterly Publication of the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA) 4:1  pp. 81 ff. Crossref logo
O’Connell, Daniel C. & Sabine Kowal
2006. The Research Status of Clayman and Heritage’s (2002) The News Interview. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 35:2  pp. 147 ff. Crossref logo
Pennock-Speck, Barry
2021. "So you're saying": the interrogation of Jordan Peterson. Revista de Lingüística y Lenguas Aplicadas 16:1  pp. 161 ff. Crossref logo
Politi, Panagiota
2009. One-sided laughter in academic presentations: a small-scale investigation. Discourse Studies 11:5  pp. 561 ff. Crossref logo
Sabet, Peyman G.P. & Grace Q. Zhang
2018. The Pragmatic Functions of ‘I Don't Think’ and ‘I Think + Not’. Australian Journal of Linguistics 38:3  pp. 421 ff. Crossref logo
Sarangi, Srikant
1997.  In Handbook of Pragmatics,  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Schmidtke, Oliver
2016. Krisenbewältigung in Interaktionen als regelgeleitete Normabweichung. Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie 41:S1  pp. 133 ff. Crossref logo
Schmidtke, Oliver
2017.  In Handlungs- und Interaktionskrisen [Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 14],  pp. 133 ff. Crossref logo
Simon-Vandenbergen, Anne-Marie
2000. The functions of I think in political discourse. International Journal of Applied Linguistics 10:1  pp. 41 ff. Crossref logo
Sissons, Helen
2015. Lifting the veil on the PRP–client relationship. Public Relations Inquiry 4:3  pp. 263 ff. Crossref logo
Sissons, Helen
2016. Negotiating the News. Journalism Studies 17:2  pp. 177 ff. Crossref logo
Stewart, Miranda M.
1995. Personally speaking … or not? The strategic value of on in face-to-face negotiation. Journal of French Language Studies 5:2  pp. 203 ff. Crossref logo
Swanepoel, L. M. & G. J. van Jaarsveld
1993. Wat is oorreding? 'n Pragmatiese perspektief. South African Journal of Linguistics 11:4  pp. 129 ff. Crossref logo
Tanaka, Lidia
2006. Turn-taking in Japanese television interviews. Pragmatics. Quarterly Publication of the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA) 16:2-3  pp. 361 ff. Crossref logo
Tanaka, Lidia
2010. Is formality relevant? Japanese tokens hai, ee and un . Pragmatics. Quarterly Publication of the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA) 20:2  pp. 191 ff. Crossref logo
Tanaka, Lidia
2021.  In Questioning and Answering Practices across Contexts and Cultures [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 323],  pp. 71 ff. Crossref logo
Turner, Ken
1996. The principal principles of pragmatic inference: politeness. Language Teaching 29:1  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Vogt, Rüdiger
1998.  In Verständigungsprobleme und gestörte Kommunikation,  pp. 155 ff. Crossref logo
Waddle, Maurice & Peter Bull
2016. Playing the Man, Not the Ball. Journal of Language and Social Psychology 35:4  pp. 412 ff. Crossref logo
Waddle, Maurice & Peter Bull
2020. “You’re important, Jeremy, but not that important”: Personalised responses and equivocation in political interviews. Journal of Social and Political Psychology 8:2  pp. 560 ff. Crossref logo
Watkins, Megan
1997. The damnation of Demidenko—interview or inquisition? Towards a pragmatic interpretation of genre. Social Semiotics 7:1  pp. 53 ff. Crossref logo

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 12 september 2021. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.

Subjects & Metadata

Linguistics

Pragmatics
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  86026371 | Marc record