Colorado Research in Linguistics
Colorado Research in Linguistics -- ISSN 1937-7029

Vol 23.1 2012

Political News Interviews: From a Conversation Analytic and Critical Discourse Analytic Perspective

Nina Jagtiani

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This paper employs Conversation Analysis and Critical Discourse Analysis to examine institutionalized interaction. The majority of the data is taken from American and British political news interviews. The focus is on the found similarities between the two approaches in regard to institutional discourse, viz. the formalistic features which both conversation analysts and critical discourse analysts investigate. It should be noticed, however, that there are still remaining differences between the two approaches, since critical discourse analysts, compared to conversation analysts, also focus on broader discursive issues of talk.

Nina Jagtiani is a PhD student in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She can be reached at: Nina.Jagtiani@Colorado.EDU.

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