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Yang, Tzu-hsuan – Working Papers in Applied Linguistics & TESOL, 2018
Media discourse has been attracting numerous conversation analysts' attention within the past one or two decades (e.g., Clayman & Heritage, 2002; Hutchby, 2006). TV talk shows, as a "semi-institutional" context which contains coexisting features of both daily conversation and institutional language (Ilie, 2001), has particularly…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Television, Programming (Broadcast), Interaction Process Analysis
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Choe, Ann Tai; Reddington, Elizabeth – Working Papers in Applied Linguistics & TESOL, 2018
In this paper, we focus on a special use of but in interactions in which those doing the questioning and answering are accountable for producing talk that is relevant to a third party--an overhearing audience. Specifically, we aim to show how participants leverage the contrastive power of "but" in turn-initial position to refocus…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Language Usage, Interaction, Grammar
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Lo, Carol; Yu, Di – Working Papers in Applied Linguistics & TESOL, 2018
In public broadcasting, the primary goal of interviewing an expert is to inform and educate the audience for the benefit of societal interests (Clayman, 2013). Previous work on news interviews has noted that this type of public discourse not only involves the host and the expert, but also an overhearing audience (Clayman & Heritage, 2002;…
Descriptors: Journalism, Interviews, News Reporting, Audiences