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"Catherine, you're wasting your time": Address terms within the Australian political interview

Rendle-Short, Johanna


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]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Pragmatics
DOI: 10.1016/j.pragma.2007.02.006


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