S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 49 Number 1/3 (2013)
Delicate Questioning Practices in Broadcast Talk
- Lee, Jieun
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.49 No.3, pp. 759-779
- This paper is part of the doctoral dissertation which will be submitted by the author at University of Hawai'i
- From a conversation analytic perspective, this study aims to explore how the talk show host accomplishes delicate questioning practices through the employment of the directly or hypothetically quoted reported speech as well as syntactic and multimodal resources. For the analysis, the third-party quotation, the anonymous party quotation and the nonco-present TV audience quotation are examined. In quoting the thirdparty or the anonymous party, the host claims less knowledgeable epistemic stance and solicits the stories from the guest speakers (or more knowledgeable speakers). In quoting the non-co-present TV audience, the host establishes the tellability on the story-to-be-told and questions possible inquiries that the audience may have for the guest speakers. Through such practices, the host strategically approaches the guests’ rumors or personal questions while detaching himself from the produced report.