Follow-ups and interpreter-mediated discourse


The edited volume documents the proceedings of the ESF workshop "Follow-ups across discourse domains: a cross-cultural exploration of their forms and functions". It examines the forms and functions of the dialogue act of a follow-up, viz. accepting or challenging a prior communicative act, in political discourse across spoken and written dialogic genres. Specifically, it considers (1) the discourse domains of political interviews, editorials, op-eds and discussion forums, (2) their sequential organization as regards the status of initial (or 1st order) follow-up, a follow-up of a prior follow-up (2nd order follow-up), or nth-order follow-up, and (3) their discursive realization as regards degrees of indirectness and responsiveness which are conceptualized as a continuum along the lines of degrees of explicitness and degrees of responsiveness. The chapters come from the fields of linguistics, discourse analysis, socio-pragmatics, communication, political science and psychology, examining the heterogeneous field of political discourse and its manifestation in diverse discourse genres with respect to evasiveness, indirectness and redundancy in mediated political discourse, professional discourse, discourse identity and doing politics, to name but the most prominent questions.

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College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities
College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > Centre for Language Research at Aston (CLaRA)
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Event Title: ESF Strategic Workshop on follow-ups across discourse domains
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2012-05-31 - 2012-06-02
Uncontrolled Keywords: political discourse,media communications,follow-up,pragmatics
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Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2013 07:52
Full Text Link: http://opus.bib ... exte/2012/7165/
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PURE Output Type: Chapter (peer-reviewed)
Published Date: 2012-08-16
Authors: Schäffner, Christina


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