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Appreciations and Audience Response in 4 Mexican Political Speeches

Escobar, Rosa M

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Using the fine-grained methodology of Conversation Analysis, the video recordings of four political speeches delivered by a Mexican Governor were examined. Since previous studies have found that speakers design sequences of talk to elicit the audience’s applause (Atkinson, 1984a, 1984b; Bull, 2003; Heritage and Greatbatch, 1986), the departure point for this thesis was to find where applause occurred in order to examine what sequences of talk elicited it. A preliminary observation was that...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Thesis (Masters sub-thesis)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/7548

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