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The Uncooperative Actions of Interviewees in News Interviews: the Analysis of Interviews with Donald Trump

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Authors
Lim, Yeeun
Issue Date
2017-12
Publisher
Department of English Language and Literature, Seoul National University
Citation
SNU Working Papers in English Language and Linguistics Vol. 15, pp. 112-124
Abstract
The paper aims to examine uncooperative actions of interviewees occurring in news interviews with Donald Trump. The paper qualitatively analyzed the interviews by how the interviewee reacts to the interviewer’s probing. With a bottom-up approach, there were three classifications of those actions such as the backhandedness, the avoidance, the challenge. First of all, the backhandedness explains examples about the interviewees not giving direct answers to the question. Secondly, the avoidance is related to the attempt of the interviewee to hastily close the current topic. Lastly, the challenge shows the turn of the interviewee who asks a question without pure intention of questioning. It is rather about showing an opposing position. Although the interpretation of the data was mainly ascribed to the turns and interaction between the participants, it was impossible to account for them keeping out power relations.
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/139644
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College of Humanities (인문대학)English Language and Literature (영어영문학과)SNU working papers in English language and linguisticsSNU working papers in English language and linguistics Vol.15 (2017)
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