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Speaker Involvement in Political Interviews

Jana Kozubíková Šandová

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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5 Corpus Description

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5.1 Introduction

As already mentioned, this study focuses on a pragma-semantic analysis of linguistic means of speaker involvement in a corpus of political interviews. In this chapter, the material under investigation will be described in a more detailed way. The subsections will focus on the extent of the corpus (5.2), sources of the analysed material (5.3), politicians and their positions (5.4), topics discussed (5.5), and the subject of the analysis (5.6).

5.2 Extent of the Corpus

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