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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