23.1839, Qs: Politeness/Impoliteness Strategies in Interviews

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Subject: 23.1839, Qs: Politeness/Impoliteness Strategies in Interviews

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Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 13:10:43
From: Amy Cashian [amycash87 at yahoo.co.uk]
Subject: Politeness/Impoliteness Strategies in Interviews

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I am doing an MA dissertation examining politeness and impoliteness 
strategies used within political interviews (e.g. Jeremy Paxman interviews)

I was wondering if anyone is aware of any research published which has 
looked at a similar subject i.e. politeness/ impoliteness strategies used in any 
form of interviews. 

I am particulary interested in when interviews go ''wrong'' and there are 
arguments or conflicts. 

Any help that may point me in the right direction of some papers would be 
gratefully recieved as I have examined the literature and am struggling to find 

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

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