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Clayman, Steven E. and Laura Loeb. 2018. Polar Questions, Response Preference, and the Tasks of Political Positioning in Journalism. Research on Language and Social Interaction 51 (2) : 127–144.
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Polar questions encode grammatical and occasionally social choices for a special reply. This study explores the practice of such choices in journalism and especially within political positioning questions targeted at disclosing where politicians stand on salient issue and policy discussions.