"Doing interrupting" as a discursive tactic in argumentation : a post-pragmatic politeness theory perspective

Source document: Brno studies in English. 2009, vol. 35, iss. 2, pp. [145]-163
Extent
[145]-163
  • ISSN
    0524-6881 (print)
    1805-0867 (online)
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Article
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English
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Abstract(s)
Underlying every speech system is the turn-taking system which is in charge of effective distribution of participation space (turn) and is the source of participation rights and obligations, esp. participants' right to turn. Turn boundaries often become an area of struggle for participation, with interruption becoming a means of expropriation of the current speaker's turn as well as a resource for the exercise and display of discursive power. The paper focuses on interruption as a discursive tactic employed by participants in the public-participation mass-media genre of phone-in and approaches its status from the perspective of post-modern politeness theory.
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