Negative theme zones in political interviews: a contrastive analysis of German and English turn-initial positions

Research output: Contributions to collected editions/worksArticle in conference proceedingsResearch


A rejection represents a face-threatening act par excellence. This does not only hold for private, but also for public and mediated discourse. Against this background, a contrastive analysis of rejections has been conducted, which is based on 12 short dyadic interviews between professional journalists and the losers of the general elections in Britain and Germany. The data share identical external parameters, almost ...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in contrastive linguistics : Proceedings of the 4th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference
EditorsUniversidade de Santiago de Compostela
Number of pages8
Publication date2006
ISBN (Print)978-84-97506-48-9, 84-97506-48-0
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event4th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference - ICLC 2005 - Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Duration: 20.09.200523.09.2005
Conference number: 4