Speaker Involvement in Political Interviews by Jana Kozubíková ŠandováSpeaker Involvement in Political Interviews by Jana Kozubíková Šandová

Speaker Involvement in Political Interviews

byJana Kozubíková Šandová

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This book offers a pragma-semantic analysis of linguistic means expressing speaker involvement in the genre of political interview. The research is based on an analysis of 40 interviews with British and American politicians. The aim of this work is to confirm or reject the claim that the genre of political interview is detached and impersonal as is typical of any other type of formal interaction. The study also investigates whether female politicians are more indeterminate in their expression than male politicians, and whether the expression of males is matter-of-fact and more precise. The book provides new insights into the genre of political interview and contributes to the study of speaker involvement and means of its expression.

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Jana Kozubíková Šandová is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Bohemia in Ceské Budejovice (Czech Republic). Her research interests include topics on the interface between pragmatics and semantics, e.g. pragmatic functions of linguistic means in political interviews, intersubjective positioning in political and scientific...

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Title:Speaker Involvement in Political InterviewsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:December 15, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631656424

ISBN - 13:9783631656426

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Contents: The delimitation of involvement as a linguistic category – Political interview as a discourse genre – Illocutionary force and speech act theory – Boosting and hedging – Intensification of the illocutionary force – Attenuation of the illocutionary force – Modality.