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An approach to the host's discursive style in Spanish "testimony" talk shows

Aznarez-Mauleon, Monica


The present paper focuses on a particular kind of TV talk show: one that, in view of its longevity and audience size, may be said to be very successful with TV viewers in Spain. The host in this style of programme is in one sense the key participant, controlling and guiding conversation with and between guests. The analysis of two different programmes featuring four different hosts has shown that there are certain linguistic patterns that are systematically used by all of them and that directly...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Pragmatics
DOI: 10.1016/j.pragma.2012.11.001


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