Grammar and Epistemic Positioning in Interviews: when assessment rules

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Abstract

Televised interviews embrace a diversity of genres and formats. One particular genre, the football post-match interview, seems to privilege evaluation and commentary from the interviewee. This article argues that this is achieved through interviewer turns that are predominantly assessment oriented. The analysis shows the impact of this assessment orientation on the grammatical formatting of the interviewer turns and how it interacts with the sequential, institutional and social distribution of epistemic access and epistemic primacy.
LanguageEnglish
Pages183-200
JournalResearch on Language and Social Interaction
Volume49
Issue number3
Early online date2 Aug 2016
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2 Aug 2016

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Keywords

  • conversation analysis
  • assessments
  • grammar
  • epistemics

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