'Put bluntly, you have something of a credibility problem': sincerity and credibility in political interviews

Publikation: Beiträge in SammelwerkenAufsätze in SammelwerkenForschung


Human beings are political animals.
They are also articulate mammals.
How are these two aspects linked?
This is a question that is only beginning to be explored. The present collection makes a contribution to the investigations into the use of language in those situations which, informally and intuitively, we call ‘political’. Such an approach is revealing not only for politics itself but also for the human language capacity.
Each chapter outlines a particular method or analytic approach and illustrates its application to a contemporary political issue, institution or mode of political behaviour. As a whole, the collection aims to give a sample of current research in the field. It will interest those who are beginning to carry the research paradigm forward, as well as provide an introduction for newcomers, whether they come from neighbouring or remote disciplines or from none.
TitelPolitics as text and talk : Analytic approaches to political discourse
HerausgeberPaul Anthony Chilton, Christina Schäffner
Anzahl der Seiten29
ErscheinungsortAmsterdam [u.a.]
VerlagJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN (Print)9789027226945, 9781588112484
ISBN (elektronisch)9789027296979
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 2002
Extern publiziertJa