Analysis of the political news interview in the lead-up to the Australian 2004 federal election shows that both journalists and politicians address their co-participant by name. However, there are differences both in choice of address term and in the positioning of address terms within the news interview. Journalists tend to use pre-positioned address terms when addressing politicians either by their institutional role (e.g. Prime Minister) or by title plus last name (e.g. Mr Howard)....[Show more]
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